Genetics of the beta globin molecule

open educational resources – genetics

Content Author:

Dr Mark Fowler


Undergraduate bioscience

OER Features:


Animation series on the genetics of beta globin (new web page containing SWF narrated animations and links to YouTube video versions)

Multiple choice questions accompanying the resources (accompanying quiz questions)

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 describes the BETA globin molecule and underlying genetics, and how mutations are associated with some forms of haemoglobin disorders.

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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