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3D base pairs

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In my life science class we got divided up into pairs, and are making different DNA models. How detailed they are is dependant on our skill level. Cody and I are making a really detailed one, and it is suposed to show the molecular structure of ech of the base pairs, and the deoxyribos and Phosphate group. We are going to start building it after we get back from Thanksgiving break, but how owuld you show each molecule 3 dementionally?

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http://www.umass.edu/microbio/chime/dna/fs_pairs.htm

 

Here's a good site with a 3d rendering of DNA, but you'll need the CHIME plugin to use it. That's a great program no chemistry enthusiat should be without.

 

dowloading instructions are here (esp. if you're on firefox or netscape, you'll have to copy some files around after you download) http://www.umass.edu/microbio/chime/getchime.htm

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Thanks, that is really cool. It looks like everything but Thymine and the Phosphate group is 2D.

 

We want to be able to put everything together, but also take it apart to show each molecule.

 

We originaly got to start it on Friday, but we both thought that we were just supposed to show how the strands would unravel, and duplicate, so we were planning that the whole class...

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