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DNA Structure 1.0


DNA Structure 1.0

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A very well designed, interactive, 3-D tutorial on the basic structure of DNA. Covers the nature of the double helix, base pairing relationships and the bonds which hold the molecule together.
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Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: March 06, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 18, 2012
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Submitter: Steven Wolf


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Chime 2.0 (link provided), Netscape 4.0 or higher
Language: English
Material Version: 1.0
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Peter DiFalco
3 years ago

Peter DiFalco (Staff)

The link is outdated due to technical considerations. Replacement simulations modeled for modern web browsers are located at

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The Chime plugin link is no longer available and the Chime MDL language has been phased out after development was ceased in 1998. These simulations have been subsequently re-developed using JMOL, which relies on the widely available Java plugin for molecule visualizations.