Tag Archives: translation

7.3 Translation

BioKnowledgy Presentation on 7.3 Translation (AHL) from Chris Paine.

Find a video lesson on this sub-topic at Dan Rott videos.

Click on ‘tRNA’ to work through an Interactive Tutorial from Wiley.

Fantastic animated tutorials from McGraw Hill Education – how Translation works, Translation Initiation, Translation Elongation & Translation Termination.

Paul Andersen explains Transcription & Translation in a 12m tutorialVenki Ramakrishnan was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for ‘studies of the structure and function of the ribosome’ (a 7m video).

An animated, narrated tutorial on Polyribosomes (from Sinauer Associates).










On the left, Translation; on the right, Protein Synthesis (Transcription & Translation) – click to enlarge.


2.7 DNA Replication, Transcription & Translation

BioKnowledgy 2.7 DNA replication, transcription and translation from Chris Paine (at Dulwich College Shangai) – taken from his fabulous blog BioKnowledgy.

2.7 Replic Transcr & Transl notes to complete (created by Ms Green)

DNA Replication, Transcription, & Translation in 10m from roxprice:

Many assessment statements are also covered by Stephanie Castle (with more being added all the time).


A short, simple animation to show DNA replication & here’s an animated tutorial from McGraw Hill Education – structural basis of DNA Replication

In Crash Course Biology #10 – DNA Structure & Replication, Hank introduces us to that wondrous molecule DNA and explains how it replicates itself in our cells.


For the Polymerase Chain Reaction – click on ‘PCR’ to see an Interactive Animation from Wiley or here for two animated tutorials from McGraw Hill Education – PCR reactions & PCR. Or why not use PCR yourself in a Virtual Lab from Learn.Genetics (labs on PCR & DNA extraction). Or there’s a 12m PCR for A level video; a 4m video on PCR hereand from the DNA Learning Center (1m 28s):

The PCR song:

MESELSON & STAHL experiment (proof of semi-conservative replication)

Great animation from McGraw-Hill and here’s a video of The most beautiful experiment in Biology (7m 33s).


Transcription & translation, a 2m 51s animation:

Short, simple animations to show transcription & translation

Fantastic animated tutorials from McGraw Hill Education – Simple Gene Expression & Protein Synthesis

This will take you step-by-step through transcription & translation and here is a translation animation – short and simple.

In Crash Course Biology #11 – Transcription & Translation, Hank imagines himself breaking into the Hot Pockets factory to steal their secret recipes and instruction manuals in order to help us understand how the processes known as DNA transcription and translation allow our cells to build proteins.

Some past paper questions answered by IB Blueprint: DNA Replication, Transcription & Translation – Past Exam Paper 1 Questions: Paper 2 QuestionsQuestion 17 [Conservation of DNA sequence during replication]