Virtual DNA Fingerprinting Laboratory 3.0
Students are placed in a virtual laboratory where they must utilize molecular biology techniques to solve a forensic mystery. Over the course of seven episodes, students collect evidence, extract DNA, perform a southern blot, use PCR, and finally solve the crime. Usage of the software is free and educators are welcome to install the disks on multiple machines.
Virtual Plant Biotechnology and Genomics 2.0
Virtual Plant Biotechnology and Genomics Laboratory immerses students in five different scenarios. In each case, students research and isolate a gene of interest, transform a virtual plant, and explore the controversial issues surrounding transgenic crops. In addition to gaining familiarity with equipment and techniques in the virtual lab, students are provided with topical readings, and background information.
Legacy Software – Germ Wars
Germ Wars explores facets of biotechnology, plant genetics, and microbiology. This software investigates the microbial world, revealing how people and plants defend themselves against microbe invasion as well as describing what happens when those defense systems fail. This software will not run under newer operating systems and is no longer being supported.
Note: This game is compatible with Windows XP and below.
Virtual DNA Fingerprinting Laboratory by The Regents of the University of California, Davis campus is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at pbge.ucdavis.edu.
Virtual Plant Biotechnology and Genomics Laboratory by The Regents of the University of California, Davis campus is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at pbge.ucdavis.edu.