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Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology

According to Stanford’s Encyclopedia of Philosophy, molecular biology is a young discipline originating in the 1930s and concerns the function of macromolecules essential to life, such as nucleic acids and proteins, and their role in cell replication and the transmission of genetic information.

Glossaries

Tutorials on Databases

General Content

  • Molecular Biology - MIT Open Courseware on molecular biology.
  • Tuorials in Molecular Biology - Animations and tutorials on basic molecular biology concepts, provided by UCLA.
  • Virtual Cell Animation Collection - This resouce provides animations to different cellular and molecular processes. The Virtual Cell Animation Collection was developed by faculty and staff from North Dakota State University with funding and support from NSF, Maya, and USDE.
  • The Biology Project: Molecular Biology - This part of a larger project, The Biology Project, which was developed by the University of Arizona. This resources provides online tutorials and interactive activities to learn basic concepts in molecular biology.
  • Cell and Molecular Biology 2e - This is a current open textbook authored by Gerald Bergstrom, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. It is available in different formats.