The Virtual Cell Animation Collection: Tools for Teaching Molecular and Cellular Biology

Katie M. Reindl, Alan R. White, Christina Johnson, Bradley Vender, Brian M. Slator, Phillip McClean

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A cell is a minifactory in which structures and molecules are assembled, rearranged, disassembled, packaged, sorted, and transported. Because cellular structures and molecules are invisible to the human eye, students often have difficulty conceptualizing the dynamic nature of cells that function at multiple scales across time and space. To represent these dynamic cellular processes, the Virtual Cell Productions team at North Dakota State University develops freely available multimedia materials to support molecular and cellular biology learning inside and outside the high school and university classroom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere1002118
JournalPLoS biology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 9 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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