Strand Exchange and Translation of Holliday Junction
See also a 3D representation of a Holliday Junction
A more realistic animation of a migrating Holliday junction along with representations of some of the proteins that control it can be found at: http://www.sdsc.edu/journals/mbb/ruva.html
Click one of the diagrams below for another view of Holliday junctions:
|Heteroduplex formation without recombination
||Recombination and heteroduplex formation
Note: If you wish to use this animation from local files, which might be more convenient in a classroom demonstration, you can download a Macintosh self-extracting archive. If you are using another kind of computer, you can download a zip file, although we have not tested whether this will work properly.
You can also visit the home page of the Protein Synthesis Cartoon to see another example of animation for teaching genetics.
Animation by M. Susman and B. Engels
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