I navigated the virtual lab and was quite impressed. Normally I do care for virtual labs but this site offers procedures that most students could never experience otherwise.
The Bacterial ID Lab incorporates all of the processes involved in DNA sequencing from sample preparation to final analysis. It allows a student with limited lab skills and no access to expensive equipment to experience a ?state of the art? procedure. It demonstrates the tools and technology the make gene sequencing possible and removes some of the mystery accompanying so complex a process. The non-biology major will gain a better understanding of the technique and its application. The site is arranged in six stages that the student can easily navigate. The student can visit and revisit each procedure. Instructions and explanations are provided so that the student understands each step.