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Learn about the science and techniques used to identify different types of bacteria based on their DNA sequences. Not long ago, DNA sequencing was a time-consuming, tedious process. With readily available commercial equipment and kits, it is now routine. The techniques used in this lab are applicable in a wide variety of settings, including scientific research and forensic labs.

This app is geared for high school biology students and anyone interested in the biological sciences.

The Virtual Bacterial ID Lab was first released in 2000 as a browser-based interactive lab. Since its inception, it and the other HHMI Virtual Labs have won several awards, including the Pirelli INTERNETional Award's top prize in 2002.

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a nonprofit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation’s largest philanthropies. HHMI plays a powerful role in advancing biomedical research and science education. HHMI brings the latest biomedical research into the classroom with the award-winning BioInteractive website and the Holiday Lectures on Science. BioInteractive features free resources for science education, including animations, videos, interactive features, and classroom materials. The Holiday Lectures on Science feature world-class scientists who bring their leading-edge research to the classroom.

What’s New

Version 1.2.3

Optimized for iOS 10.3

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Inserian ,

Straight forward

Very simplistic and easy to use. The very basics of learning DNA sequencing visualized. Would be nice if there were more strains or the possibility to encode your own.

ttony7 ,


Would be awesome if you could put it on an i pod touch instead of just an ipad!!!! Please change!

Harvard University ,

Harvard University

Absolutely phenomenal!! I will definitely use this for my future classes!

Sources: PH.D in Medicine at Harvard University. Degree in Agriculture at Harvard University. Bachelors Degree at Harvard University. Professor at Harvard University.
Teaching Fellow at Harvard University.


Howard Hughes Medical Institute
21.1 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Howard Hughes Medical Institute


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