17 Base Pair DNA Model

Our best DNA model is pre-built with 17 base pairs on a rotatable base & makes a fine museum display, unique corporate gift or Big Bang Theory prop! Click on "Details" below to see a stereo (3D) image of this model.

Why buy the real thing & not a knock-off? Ours was designed in 2000 by Prof. Neil Straus of the University of Toronto & is as technically correct as can be made with (mostly) off the shelf Genuine Molymod parts. Every model is checked for accuracy & the most highly strained bonds are glued for safe shipping anywhere in the world!

Note the relative sizes of the major-minor grooves which are roughly 1.9:1 in size & closely match the spacing in the real thing as shown by the placement of our alpha helix molecular model. The model can physically fit the minor groove but is prevented by stearic hindrance.

 



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SKU: 62122-17
DNA Model, 17 layer, assembled, wood base, lazy susan

$995.00USD

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The best DNA model on the market first went to Bell Labs in 2000. They have since been joined by well known institutions including: IBM, Intel, Pepsi, Baylor College of Med., Argonne, Purdue, Texas A & M, UBC, Johns Hopkins, U. Illinois, Royal Tyrell Museum, McMaster University, USC, Carnegie Mellon., Walter Reed Army Hosp., Howard Hughes Med. Inst., Bill Clinton Museum, Houston Museum of Nat. Sci. & the TED lectures. Our most famous version is in Hollywood. Click on "The Big Bang Theory" to see the model in stereo!

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  • Ideal display: museum, lobby, classroom
  • 1.5 turns; 17 base pairs, ~50:50 AT:GC
  • "B" form of double helix
  • Major/minor groove 1.9:1 ratio; actual is 1.83:1
  • Highly visual AT-GC base pairing
  • Assembled on wood base w/ "lazy susan"

 

    


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DNA-RNA,

P/NDescriptionQTY
68795Rod3Rod1
68795washerWasher4
68795JamNutNut4
62122spacerAcrylic tube spacer (Moly)16
62122LAYPlastic layer17
62122baseDNA base1
60400EAtom, Molymod, black (carbon), 4 hole, 109.5 degrees, 23mm187
60010EHydrogen cap, ("mushroom"), ~15mm340
60210EAtom, Molymod, white (hydrogen), 2 hole, 180 degree, 17mm43
60200EAtom, Molymod, red (oxygen), 2 hole, 105 degrees102
60312EAtom, Molymod, red (oxygen), 3 hole, 120 degrees, 23mm26
60516CapeRed hole Cap26
60511EAtom, Molymod, black (carbon), 5 hole, 120/90deg., 23mm34
60310EAtom, Molymod, black (carbon), 3 hole, 120 degrees, 23mm119
60311EAtom, Molymod, blue (nitrogen), 3 hole, 120 degrees, 23mm94
60203EAtom, Molymod, blue (nitrogen), 2 hole, 105 degree, 23mm17
61020EBond, Molymod, grey "V" (non-VSEPR), 3mm119
61015EBond, Molymod, opaque, 2mm (for spacefilling models)748
60407EAtom, Molymod, purple (phosphorus), 4 hole, 109.5 deg., 23mm34
60121EAtom, Molymod, red (oxygen), 1 hole, 23mm77
60303eAtom, Molymod, blue (nitrogen)17
62122LazySuLazy Susan, Plastic.1