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Featured Animations
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    Genetic Mapping
    An overview of how genes affect an organism's traits, and how those
    genes are passed from one generation to the next. Also explains how
    scientists map locations of genes on chromosomes.
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    Limonite Dehydration
    Chemical Weathering: dehydration of limonite to hematite
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    Saltation
    This animation demonstrates saltation, surface creep, and suspension of soil particles during wind erosion.
Featured Lessons
  • Transformation 3 - Transformation Events This lesson defines an 'event'. It explains the determining factors specific to an event, the qualities of a desirable event, and the identification and selection of desirable events.
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  • Manure Phosphorus and Surface Water Protection II: Field and Management Factors This lesson describes how source factors, including soil characteristics and management practices, affect phosphorus (P) delivery to surface waters; and also discusses howcrop producers cancontrolt...
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  • Gene Cloning Part 1: The Mechanics of Recombinant DNA This lesson describes how DNA molecules can be recombined to make recombinant DNA and how special DNA molecules called plasmids allow scientists to clone genes.
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  • Backcross Breeding 1 - Basic Gene Inheritance This lesson reviews the basics of gene inheritance. It compares plants that are homozygous, heterozygous, and hemizygous for an allele and how gene expression is affected by the dominance of an allele...
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  • Metabolism of Herbicides or Xenobiotics in Plants This lesson will take an indepth view of how plants handle foreign chemicals (xenobiotics) such as herbicides. It will discuss the three main phases that plants use to handle toxic chemicals, which en...
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