Genetics of the alpha globin molecule

open educational resources – genetics

Content Author:

Dr Mark Fowler


Undergraduate bioscience

OER Features:

Animation series on the genetics of alpha globin (takes you to separate web page with SWF animations and links to YouTube video versions)

Multiple choice questions accompanying the resources (link takes you to separate web page)

OER Description:

These OERs are in the form of Flash animations published as SWF files and MP4 videos. They are bundled into complete learning resources and are complete with narrations. The quiz file contains 36 multiple choice questions and answers accompanying the resources.

This resource provides an overview of the genetics of the ALPHA glob in molecule.  It describes the genetics of haemoglobin alpha and beta mutations, including those mutations associated with sickle cell disease.

Further Resources:

The Virtual Genetics Education Centre, University of Leicester.

Cell Division Resource. University of Nottingham.

Mitosis Resource. University of Nottingham.

Meiosis Resource. University of Nottingham.

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