Intermediate/Advanced - For experienced high school and college classes; less experienced classes may require more instructor guidance.
- Recommended for teaching mRNA processing
- Reusable and easy to use
3-D Molecular Designs. Don’t just tell your students about triplet codons, reading frames, and introns and exonslet them explore these elegant features of eukaryotic genes as they examine the map of the human β-globin gene. Searching through the sequence to find the β-globin gene reinforces students’ knowledge of the genetic code and their understanding of the role of bioinformatics software in automating DNA sequence analysis.
The maps are laminated so students can use highlighters or dry-erase pens to mark the exons on the DNA sequence; afterward the markings can be erased easily and the maps reused. For use with individual students or small student teams. Set includes 12 student maps, 1 teacher’s map, and online access to teacher’s notes, student activities, background information, and a list of additional resources.
The Teacher’s Map and CD-ROM (item #211122) includes a color-coded map that marks the exons and introns and also indicates the location of the sickle cell and other mutations affecting the function of the β globin protein; the CD-ROM offers teacher’s notes, student activities, background information, and a list of additional resources.