DNA Transcription (Basic Detail)
This animation shows the transcription of DNA into RNA.
DNA is copied into RNA in a process called genetic transcription. The process starts with a molecule unzipping the DNA. The molecule then copies one of the two strands of DNA into a strand of RNA.
This animation brings the process to life, showing three-dimensional representations of the molecules involved. Depending on students’ backgrounds, it may be helpful to pause the animation at various points to identify the molecules and describe their interactions.
gene expression, gene regulation, nucleotide, promoter, RNA, RNA polymerase
The resource is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. No rights are granted to use HHMI’s or BioInteractive’s names or logos independent from this Resource or in any derivative works.
1.B.1, 2.E.1, 3.A.1, 3.B.1