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This page contains theoretical background material on several common topics in molecular biology.  These theoretical explanations are linked to practical applications and specific assignments.  Some also contain links to animations and interactive tutorials.

Molecular models and assignments on DNA structure

Molecular models and assignments on DNA/Protein interactions

 

 Replication   An animation and illustrations of the replication fork

 Transcription   An animation and illustrations of transcription

 Translation   An animation and illustrations of translation

 PCR   An animation and illustrations of PCR

 DNA synthesis   An animation and illustrations of DNA synthesis

 DNA sequencing   An animation and illustrations of DNA sequencing

Regulation of gene expression

The role of the cell cycle in apoptosis, cancer and development

Theory behind the development of transgenic, knock-out and cloned animals

  Theory behind the use of DNA evidence in forensics.

 

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