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3-D DNA animation library


3-D DNA animation library

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A wonderful library of high quality 3-D animations covering advanced and basic concepts of molecular biology. The site provides information on basic molecular concepts such as DNA structure, transcription, translation and replication as well as advanced concepts such as microarray technology, PCR, and sequencing. Videos on mutations and diseases such as cancer, sickle cell anemia and tumor growth are also supplied. 
Material Type: Animation
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: January 17, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 20, 2011
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Submitter: Jim Bidlack
Keywords: cell signals, recombination, tumors, sickle cell anemia, PCR, DNA damage, Chargaff's ratios, DNA structure, Sanger sequencing, base pairing, microarray, Private project sequencing, DNA packaging, Public project sequencing, cancer


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Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Macromedia flash plugin
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
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Avatar for Hadas Dvir
4 years ago

Hadas Dvir (Teacher (K-12))

I really like the 3-D animations for transcription and translation. I think it will be very useful in the classroom to help students visualize the process of protein synthesis.