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Virtual Ames Test

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This applet allows the students to explore the Ames test. This test explores the ability of chemicals to cause mutation in bacteria. It is assumed that carcinogenicity is related to mutagenicity. Students are allowed to test a variety of naturally occurring and artificially created chemicals and provides questions that the students should explore in the course of performing the experiments.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: July 25, 2004
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 08, 2005
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Submitter: Alan Wolf


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Requires either Java 1.3 or Java 1.42
Language: English
Material Version: Requires either Java 1.3 or Java 1.42, 1.41 should be avoided
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
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