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Bacterial ID Virtual Lab App


Learn about the science and techniques used to identify different types of bacteria based on their DNA sequences

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Not long ago, DNA sequencing was a time-consuming, tedious process. With readily available commercial equipment and kits, it is now routine. The techniques used in this lab are applicable in a wide variety of settings, including scientific research and forensic labs.

This app is geared for high school biology students and anyone interested in the biological sciences.

The Bacterial ID Virtual Lab was first released in 2000 as a browser-based interactive lab. Since its inception, it and the other HHMI Virtual Labs have won several awards, including the Pirelli INTERNETional Award's top prize in 2002.