Relive the logic of Crick and collaborators in discovering that the 'words' of the genetic code consist of 3 letters. Their insightful choice of a powerful, appropriate experimental system means it's all about the ideas.
Clicking the graduation cap above goes to the teaser trailerthe underlying paper is briefly reviewed (and enthusiastically recommended as a student investigation) here.
Click the key above; once you select an exercise and go to the 'Main Lab' destination, check out the 'Show me...' and 'Protocols...' menu
***I believe all browsers now block the required plug-in, and Adobe is no longer supporting it :-( *** Run the browser version (requires Shockwave; the browser will also ask to install some safe 'plug-ins'). Log-in/stored work option available.
The assignment goes well delivered in two phases--'successful grant' awarded after when a student demonstrates a plausible and complete 'plan of attack'. Example answers