Simulation of Cell-Free Translation
(Program No. 104-32)
for Windows (NT, 98, Me, Xp)
This program lets students use the computer to
simulate experiments that were performed to unravel
the genetic code. Nucleotide polymers of mRNA are
used to form polypeptide chains. By carefully
selecting polymers it is possible to reveal which base
triplet encode which amino acids.
This program includes 7 different forms of mRNA
(standard nuclear, mammal mitochondria, yeast
mitochondria, Drosophila mitochondria, Neurospora
mitochondria, plus two very unusual forms) so it can
be a challenging learning experience for a wide range
of undergraduate students.