An Interactive Animated Nonlinear Tutorial by Eric
Adapted for using Jmol instead of Chime, by Angel Herráez
Part of Biomodel website by Angel Herráez, Univ. de Alcalá (Spain)
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More tutorials on DNA and proteins, in English, Spanish, etc., are indexed at molvisindex.org.
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This tutorial is designed to complement Biology or Biochemistry and Molecular Biology books, so it is not by itself a complete introduction to DNA structure. Please, check the original source for more recent versions. You can also read the version history.
|A. Double helix by element: base pairs, hydrogen bonding||B. The Code Explanation of codons and anticodons|
|C. Strands and helical backbone||D. Ends, Antiparallelism|
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Methods, Acknowledgements, and References.
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This DNA Tutorial is being used in the Biomedical Sciences Curriculum developed by Project Lead The Way, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation that provides curriculum at no charge to high schools and middle schools located in the United States.
This DNA Tutorial (English and Spanish versions) has been included in BioMolecular Explorer 3D, version 2, a website+CD-ROM designed to give high school biology teachers easy access to interactive 3D structures of biologically significant molecules.
This DNA Tutorial (English and Spanish versions) has been included in the live bootable DVD – Xplora Knoppix, by Xplora - The European Science Education Gateway.