Transcription and Translation: AHL
Additional Higher Level:
Work through these tutorials from BioCoach online: Transcription – Translation
Essential Biology: 7.3 & 7.4 Transcription & Translation AHL
Transcription Details (fits DP Bio HL very well)
Translation Details (fits DP Bio HL very well)
MrHardy’s Wikispace (original author unknown):
Transcription (great for HL)
Translation (great for HL)
John Kyrk: (visit the parent site at www.johnkyrk.com – excellent)
Transcription (fits DP Bio HL very well)
Translation (fits DP Bio HL very well)
St. Olaf College
Transcription (clear and simple)
Translation (clear and simple)
RNA Splicing tutorial (HL only)
Translation with a genetic code dictionary (shows position in the ribosome)
Some more in-depth animations (newly added):
Translation from Wiley Interscience
Translation from LSU Medschool
Translation from The Chinese University in Hong Kong
Protein targeting from Rockefeller University
Blame it on the DNA, from the Stanford Students:
Transcription and Translation (Core)
Start at the Learn.Genetics Firefly overview.
Core (AHL to follow):
Click on the shadowed images for animations and tutorials.
Essential Biology: 3.5 Transcription and Translation (SL/ Core Only)
More basic animations:
Learn.Genetics @ Utah
Transcribe and Translate (good, basic, interactive)
How do fireflies glow? (puts it in context)
University of Nebraska:
Foldit – help science by playing a game
Foldit is ridiculously addictive.
It is a protein-folding game/simulation, designed and produced collaboratively between the University of Washington’s Computer Science and Engineering and Biochemistry departments. There is a great introduction to the roles of proteins in metabolism and disease, as well as protein folding, on their about page.
Apart from the great software and in-game tutorials in protein structures, players at the highest level may be contributing to medicine! The University and associated labs are setting problems of protein folding for players to solve – each one an important molecule in its own right and some even the key to curing some diseases.
There is a great article about the game on RichardDawkins.net: ‘Computer game’s high score could earn the Nobel prize in medicine.’ There’s even a classic quote from co-developer Prof. David Baker:
“I imagine that there’s a 12-year-old in Indonesia who can see all this in their head.”
Too right. Let’s represent for Indonesia!
Here’s a quick clip of the game in action at a high level:
Download the game here and get playing!