Welcome to the 7.01 Hypertextbook! This hypertextbook is designed to supplement the course materials of 7.01 (MIT Introductory Biology) and give you additional tools to learn introductory molecular biology. If you are unfamiliar with hypertext or Mosaic or the WWW click here for a tutorial.
The 7.01 hypertextbook is organized in a very straightforward manner and contains a variety of components designed to be used independently or together to facilitate your understanding of introductory molecular biology.
The material used in this hypertextbook has come from three main sources:
(1) ESG. The Experimental Study Group, an alternative Freshmen program at MIT--
Handouts and problems developed by ESG's biology tutors.
(2) Brian White's 7.01 Handouts and Problems. Brian White was the MIT Instructor for 7.01 for several years.
Genentech's Access Excellence
has provided the hypertextbook with a series of wonderful diagrams and
Each chapter has a Directory page, which is the table of contents for that chapter. Each chapter has a number of topics and includes practice problems at the end. Note that you can always print out pages of the Hypertextbook for use away from your loving computer.
Note that there is a separate searchable index for practice problems.
If you are a mainstream 7.012, 7.013, or 7.014 student, please do not use the forms. Simply use pen and paper to do the practice problems, and then confer with your TA later if you have questions.
If you are an internet visitor, please do not use the practice problems forms.