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BIOLOGY 200:How Organisms Develop


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The Inner Life of a Cell: a wonderful animation from Harvard that gives you a feel for the amazing complexity of intracellular dynamics. This is one you will want to watch over and over!

Celldance winners reels: the best movies submitted to the American Society for Cell Biology's annual film contest.

Gastrulation movies: these sequences accompany the book Gastrulation: From Cells to Embryo, by Claudio Stern. Scroll through the list of figures to the sea urchin movies (Movie 9.1, 9.2, 9.3). These were made in the lab of David McClay, and show primary mesenchyme ingression and vegetal plate

Plants in motion: this website has some spectacular sequences of germination, tropisms, flower formation and other cool events in plant lives.

DNA structure and function: these websites have animations useful for studying DNA replication, transcription and translation.

The Virtual Cell Animation Collection contains both still images and animations of processes such as transcription, mRNA splicing, and translation.

Million atom computer simulation of tRNAs in a ribosome (large subunit WHITE, small subunit PURPLE, mRNA green, tRNA AQUA & YELLOW)