Gene Machine: The Lac Operon

Build a gene network! The lac operon is a set of genes which are responsible for the metabolism of lactose in some bacterial cells. Explore the effects of mutations within the lac operon by adding or removing genes from the DNA.

Discipline: Biology
Topic: Gene Machine: The Lac Operon
Product: PhET Labs Interactive Simulations
Vendor: PhET Labs
Cost: All PhET simulations are available free of charge from the PhET Website
Technical requirements: Java and Flash
Accessibility info: University of Colorado Boulder accessibility page
For additional information contact phethelp@colorado.edu
Link to Lab: Gene Machine: The Lac Operon
Reviews: Peer Reviews in MERLOT
MERLOT Resources: MERLOT material detail page for PhET Labs
Instructional materials: instructor and lab manuals available online from PhET Websites
Description: All of PhET simulations are extensively tested and evaluated
Case studies: PhET Research Page

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