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PCR Virtual Lab

PCR Virtual Lab

This is an AWESOME virtual PCR lab. It shows exactly what is happening to the DNA strands during a PCR reaction and how the end product is almost a pure sample of the target sequence.


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Whitney Holden, Ph.D.
5 years ago
This is a great way for students to gain an introductory understanding to how PCR works. It could be used as homework before students actually do a PCR lab. It can also stand in on its own as a virtual lab in cases where it is impossible for students to do a real-life PCR lab. It is very "hands-on" even for an online resource, as students have to do a lot of clicking/dragging/dropping etc. to go through each step. Overall, a great (free) resource for an otherwise expensive lab.
Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: a few hours