Image: Ideogram explaining genetic notation by Viv Rolfe.
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Dr Mark Fowler
Malgorzata Rekas, Libor Hurt
Undergraduate bioscience, medical science
Animation series (and YouTube video) introducing genetics concepts at a basic level
Animation series on the genetics of alpha globin
Animation series on the genetics of ALPHA globin
Animation series on the genetics of BETA globin
Multiple choice questions accompanying the three resources (questions written by students)
These OERs are in the form of Flash animations published as SWF files and MP4 videos. They are bundled into complete learning resources and are complete with narrations. The quiz file contains 36 multiple choice questions and answers accompanying the resources. All of these animations are also published on YouTube.
The first is an introduction to genetic concepts from a basic understanding of DNA and chromosomes to genetic mutations. It provides a background before moving onto the animations that describe the genetics of haemoglobin alpha and beta mutations, including those mutations associated with sickle cell disease.
The Virtual Genetics Education Centre, University of Leicester. http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/genetics/vgec
Cell Division Resource. University of Nottingham.
Mitosis Resource. University of Nottingham.
Meiosis Resource. University of Nottingham.