DIRECTORY FOR BOTANY: OTHER RESOURCES
Original location of this page: http://www.helsinki.fi/kmus/botmisc.html
Links that do not fit well into the other current categories,
or links waiting to be moved elsewehere: Plant
Genetics - Seeds - Standards
- Agricultural Genome
Information Server, USA. Agricultural Genome
Information Server sponsored by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture and the National Agricultural Library. This
server lets you browse and search the National Genetic
Resources Program genome databases, AGRICOLA, and related
biological information. Go to the plant
genome databases page.
An Arabidopsis thaliana Database. Arabidopsis
thaliana Database (AtDB) project, in the Department of
Genetics at the School of Medicine, Stanford University,
USA. The goal of the current National Science
Foundation-funded project is to develop a prototype of
the next generation of Arabidopsis database. Arabidopsis
Information Management System (AIMS). Arabidopsis
Information Management System (AIMS) is an NSF-funded
project directed by Professor Sakti Pramanik of Michigan
State University, USA.
- The CottonDB Data
Collection Site, located at the USDA ARS Southern
Crops Research Laboratory, College Station, Texas, USA,
serves as a resource on the developing knowledge base of
Genetics Cooperative, USA. CGC, established in 1977,
provide services for researchers interested in the
genetics and breeding of cucurbits.
- Dendrome Project,
USA. A Genome Database for Forest Trees. The goal of the
Dendrome project is to act as a central electronic
resource for the study of the molecular genetics of
forest trees. The Dendrome project is based at the
Institute of Forest Genetics of the Pacific Southwest
Research Station of the Forest Service of the Department
of Agriculture of the Executive Branch of the Government
of the United States of America.
Bioinformatics Institute. The world-wide web (WWW)
server of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI)
which is located at Hinxton Hall near Cambridge in the
UK. The EBI is an Outstation of the European Molecular
Biology Laboratory, EMBL, located in Heidelberg,
- ExPASy Molecular Biology
Server, Switzerland. Molecular biology server of the
Geneva University Hospital and the University of Geneva.
This server is dedicated to the analysis of protein and
nucleic acid sequences as well as 2-D PAGE.
Genetic Resources in Germany
USA. GrainGenes is a compilation of molecular and
phenotypic information on wheat, barley, oats, rye, and
sugarcane. The project is supported by the USDA/NAL Plant
Genome Research Program and by the community of
scientists who are providing the information and reasons
to be interested in it.
- Harvard Biological
Laboratories Genome Research, USA.
Seminum Austriae. This compilation of the Index
Seminum Austriae is a common project of the five public
institutions in charge of maintenance of Plant Genetic
Resources in Austria.
International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, Rome,
Italy. IPGRI was founded in 1974 and its focus is
conserving genepools of current and potential crops and
- John Hopkins
University Bioinformatics Home Page, USA
- LEHLE Seeds Home
Page. "Home Page for Everything
für allgemeine Genetik, Universität Tübingen, Germany.
The chair of "General Genetics" (Lehrstuhl für
Allgemeine Genetik) belongs to the Biological Institute.
The research activities in GG are in the fields:
Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Genetic Engineering of
plants. The work of the four research groups in GG has
several different basic and applied aspects; it is
integrated in local (DFG-SFB), national (DFG, BMBF), and
international (EC) co-operative research programs.
- The Maize
Genetics Cooperation - Stock Center is part of the
National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) and is supported
by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural
Research Service (USDA/ARS).The facilities are provided
by the Department of Crop Sciences of the College of
Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the
University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, USA
- Maize Genome
Database Project. The Maize Genome Database or
MaizeDB is currated as a relational Sybase database, by
the USDA Plant Genetics Unit located with the College of
Agriculture of the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA,
and provides user-friendly, Internet access to the maize
genome as the the basis for the biology of maize. Curated
by Dr. Mary Polacco (email@example.com).
from Providence, Rhode Island, USA. MendelWeb is an
educational resource for teachers and students interested
in the origins of classical genetics, introductory data
analysis, elementary plant science, and the history and
literature of science.
- National Center
for Biotechnology Information. The NCBI is
responsible for building, maintaining, and distributing
GenBank, the NIH genetic sequence database that collects
all known DNA sequences from scientists worldwide. The
NCBI is a division of the National Library of
Medicine (NLM) and is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. - The NCBI WWW
Entrez Browser. WWW Entrez now has the MMDB database
of 3-D Protein Structures. - Entrez
- The National Center for
Genome Resources, USA. The National Center for Genome
Resources is a not-for-profit organization created to
design, develop, support, and deliver resources in
support of public and private genome research.
- The National
Institute of Health - GenoBase Database Gateway, USA.
National Plant Genetic Resources Network of Estonia,
Jõgeva , Estonia
National Plant Genetic Resources Network of Latvia,
National Plant Genetic Resources Network of Lithuania,
Seed Storage Laboratory (NSSL) - Main Page, Colorado
State University, Fort Collins, USA. The National
Seed Storage Laboratory (NSSL) is a core facility for the
U.S. National Plant Germplasm System. The primary mission
of the Laboratory is to provide long-term preservation of
plant genetic resources of important plant species for
current and future generations.
- NGRP/GRIN Introduction
Page, National Genetic Resources Program, USA. The
Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) web server
provides germplasm information about plants, animals,
microbes and insects within the National Genetic
Resources Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's
Agricultural Research Service (ARS).
- The Nordic Gene Bank, Sweden,
a centre for the conservation and utilization of plant
genetic resources. NGB is an institution which reports to
the Nordic Council of Ministers, an executive assembly to
promote cooperation between the Nordic countries;
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
- Nottingham Arabidopsis
Stock Centre (NASC), UK. From here, you can browse
the seed list, order seed stocks, ask questions, register
with the Stock Centre, and access other Arabidopsis
- Plant Biology and
Biotechnology, University of Delaware/DuPont. A new
joint initiative of the University of Delaware and DuPont
Agricultural Products emphasizing functional genomics.
- Plant Gene Register,
edited by Paul Staswick, University of Nebraska--Lincoln,
- The Plant Genetic
Resources' Centre of the Netherlands, Wageningen, The
Genetic Resources in Germany
Plant Genome Data and Info Ctr, USDA/ARS/National Agr.
Lib. (Gopher), USA.
Genome Database Collaboration
Trivia Timeline. This timeline gives world history
from the viewpoint of a botanist. It is the story of
plant discovery and use, and demonstrates the roles of
plants in human civilization.
Molecular Network Gopher, Washington, USA. The PMN
was established to promote the flow of information,
materials and people in the poplar research community,
and to promote the use of the molecular approach to
- Rice Genome Research
Program (RGP) at STAFF Institute in Tsukuba, Japan.
- SADC Plant
Genetic Resources Centre (SPGRC), Lusaka, Zambia
- Sanger Centre, UK.
The Sanger Centre is a genome research centre. Its
purpose is to further the knowledge of genomes,
particularly through large scale sequencing and analysis.
- replaces SRS Sequence Retrieval System, UK).
- Sequence Retrieval
System - Network Browser for Databanks in Molecular
Biology (EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK)
Sources, Taxa (SST). SST provides links between
source, collection, taxonomy, and molecular sequence
genomic resources, USA
- The TIGR
Arabidopsis thaliana Database
- UK Plant
Genetic Resources Group, Nottingham. The group
represents curators of plant genetic resource centres
throughout the UK. This server aims to provide an
overview of plant genetic resource collections in the UK
together with more detailed information on the activities
and holdings of individual sites.
- Wheat Genetics
Resource Center, Kansas State University, Department of
Plant Pathology (Manhattan, Kansas, USA)
- W.M. Keck Center for
Genome Informatics, Institute of Biosciences and
Technology (IBT), Texas A and M University (TAMU),
- World Data Centre for
Microorganisms Directory of culture collections,
databases on microbes and cell lines. Gateway to
biodiversity, molecular biology and genome projects. From
the World Federation for Culture Collections in Japan.
- The Kew
Seed Bank at Wakehurst Place, from the Royal Botanic
Gardens Kew, UK.
Information services for seed professionals. Directory of
the worldwide seed industry, seed sources, calendar of
events, new varieties, news, job offers.
- Seeds of
Life by Françoise Brenckmann. Tens of pictures
revealing the tiny and wonderful world of seeds. The text
is telling you about their secret life and their
unexpected use. Bilingual: French/English.
Herbarium Specimen Data Standards from Cornell, USA.
BioCISE is a Concerted Action project funded by the
European Commission, Directorate-General XII, Science,
Research and Development, within the Biotechnology
programme. The main aims of BioCISE (see also the
abstract of the proposal) are to 1) identify and publish
on the WWW a catalogue of European collection data
resources which are available in electronic form; 2)
identify and publish on the WWW a catalogue of European
expertise in biodiversity informatics (companies, people,
institutions with experience in implementing biological
collection information systems), and 3) form a consortium
and prepare a funding proposal project to implement a
Biological Collection Information Service.
Data and the World Wide Web Prospects and Problems.
Symposium (May 1997) abstracts.
Common Datastructure for European Floristic Databases
(CDEFD) by W. Berendsohn et al.; from Berlin,
BioCode: General Introduction by John McNeill, Royal
Ontario Museum, Canada. Following review by the
members of the IUBS/IUMS International Committee on
Bionomenclature who had prepared the initial draft in
1995, and by others involved in committees dealing with
biological nomenclature, the Draft BioCode is now being
made available to the general scientific public. It was
published in the May 1996 issue of Taxon (45: 349-372)
and can be consulted electronically through a Listserver
at University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
(firstname.lastname@example.org; subscribe to
email@example.com)3, and on the World Wide Web
at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada.
BioCode: the prospective international rules for the
scientific names of organisms, prepared and edited by
W. Greuter, D. L. Hawksworth, J. McNeill, M. A. Mayo, A.
Minelli, P. H. A. Sneath, B. J. Tindall, P. Trehane &
P. Tubbs (the IUBS/IUMS International Committee for
information Model for Biological Collections,
Association of Systematics Collections, from Cornell,
Guide to Botanical Nomenclature. This guide, prepared
by Ronald H. Petersen, consists of comments, history and
guidelines concerning the International Code of Botanical
for the Care of Natural History Collections by
Society for the Preservation of Natural History
Information Systems Committee (HISCOM), Australia.
The committee was formed in 1995 and consists of
representatives of Australian Herbaria and some
observers. HISCOM was formed as a working group to the
Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria (CHAH). The aim
of the group is to develop practical solutions to
problems common to herbaria.
Herbarium Information Standards and Protocols for
Interchange of Data, ERIN, Australia.
- International Organization
for Standardization (ISO), Switzerland.
International Society for Horticultural Science:
Dictionary of International Registration Authorities.
International Registration Authorities (IRAs), whether
they represent agricultural, forestry or horticultural
disciplines, are appointed by the International Society
for Horticultural Science (ISHS) through its Commission
for Nomenclature and Registration and are contracted to
operate within the provisions of the current edition of
the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated
Union for Biological Sciences: Taxonomic Database Working
Group (TDWG). The mission of the TDWG is to
provide an international forum for biological data
projects; to develop and promote the use of standards,
and to facilitate data exchange.
of A Mini-Symposium on 'Biological Nomenclature in the
21st Century', University of Maryland, November 1996.
and Core Attributes for Biological Data, ERIN,
Agenda 2000, Cornell, USA.
International Working Group on Taxonomic Databases,
Subgroup on Accession Data - Preparing for a Collection
Subgroup on Accession Data: Standards, Information
Models, and Data Dictionaries for Biological Collections.
Page maintained by Walter Berendsohn in Berlin.
Celte des Arbres (Paul Moray, France)
(Arboretum Project). Information on the Finnish trees,
compiled by the students of the Department of Forest
Ecology, University of Helsinki, Finland (in Finnish).
- Arboriculture Trees
& Timber Home page by Doug Mellor, Kernville,
- Atlas de
Anatomia Vegetal by Dra Jane Elizabeth Kraus &
Juliana Pisaneschi, Departamento de Botânica, Instituto
de Biociências Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil).
Forests Online is managed by the Environment Forest
Taskforce within the Australian Environment, Sport and
to Finnish Forestry. Due to the public's increasing
environmental awareness, the way that forests are treated
has become a subject of general interest. A concise (yet
wide-ranging) and illustrative source of information on
Finnish forestry has been lacking. The purpose of Background
to Finnish Forestry is to provide answers to the
fundamental questions arising from the subject, both at
home and abroad. - From ther server of the Finnish Forest
Research Institute, METLA (in Finnish, German and
- BioBox, Finland
(server for molecular biology)
Dictionary of Biologists by Nathaniel C. Comfort, USA.
Biographies of 10 biologists (in Nov '96).
Field Techniques Compiled by R. Liesner, Missouri
Botanical Garden, USA These notes have been compiled
to aid people in collecting and preparing high quality
botanical specimens more effectively. In some cases, such
as field book size, rather than make a recommendation,
the advantages and disadvantages of different options are
Latin Translation Service by Mark A. Garland, USA
online (an online botany reader), Germany
201, Taxonomy of Flowering Plants - Department of
Biology, Texas A&M University. Includes a full
set of lecture notes, lab exercises and other web-based
teaching supplements. Developed and maintained by the Texas
A&M Biology Department Herbarium (TAMU).
- Botany 1050,
Introduction to Botany , California State University
Stanislaus, USA, Fall 1996
Forests. Canada's National Forestry Page with links
to all the major Canadian forestry sites, a new email
directory, and more. 'Canadian Forests' is a non-profit,
private initiative on the Internet undertaken by John
Roper, a forestry consultant based in Vancouver, British
Geographical Names - Natural Resources Canada. An
interactive and authoritative source of over 500,000
geographical names in Canada, maintained by the Canadian
Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (CPCGN). By
combining this server and the Canadian Geographical Names
Data Base (CGNDB), a simple reference service is
provided, including basic locational information and maps
that are easy to download.
in Botany, USA. This is an online version of the
brochure "Careers in Botany" distributed by the
Botanical Society of America (BSA) and the American
Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT). Maintained on the
server of the Department of Botany and Microbiology at
the University of Oklahoma, USA.
Plants Page by Barry-Meyers-Rice, Arizona, USA.
plants and their habitats, by Joachim Nerz &
Heiko Rischer & Oliver and Matthias Schmidt (Germany)
cladistic classification of flowering plants - Kåre
Bremer, Birgitta Bremer and Mats Thulin, 1995
Scientific Names (part of Doug Yanega's home page). Ia
io to Gammaracanthuskytodermogammarus
loricatobaicalensis, and much more; do not miss this.
of Botanical Epithets, Chuck Griffith, USA.
of Science and Biotechnology. An online dictionary of
over 6,000 terms, this searchable dictionary covers most
terms of interest in biochemistry, biotechnology, botany,
cellular biology and genetics, with quite a few
chemistry, ecology, medicine, pharmacology and toxicology
terms. Although it is unillustrated, each entry has
hyperlinks to biological terms in the definitions.
Translations of the dictionary into Japanese and Chinese
are underway. Site by the Indiana Institute for Molecular
and Cellular Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington,
- Didacticiel de
of Gulf/Caribbean Mangrove Communities through Cenozoic
Time. An article by Alan Graham, Department of
Biological Sciences, Kent State University , Ohio, USA.
- An International Programme of Biodiversity Science.
DIVERSITAS is a partnership of inter-governmental and
non-governmental organisations to promote, facilitate and
catalyse scientific research on biological diversity ó
its origin, composition, functioning, maintenance, and
conservation. Its goal is to provide accurate information
and predictive models on the status of biodiversity and
the sustainability of the use of the Earth's biotic
resources, and to build biodiversity science capacity
world-wide. DIVERSITAS is the only existing programme
that co-ordinates a broad research effort in the
biodiversity sciences at the world level. DIVERSITAS is
conducting research on many subjects directly related to
the Articles of the Convention on Biological Diversity
and can provide scientific and technical advice to
governments and inter-governmental agencies regarding the
implementation of Agenda 21 and the Convention on
NAD's Pad: Neil A. Durso's homepage, USA. Cell
biology biochemistry postdoctoral scientist's homepage
for researchers and novices featuring the microtubule
cytoskeleton, electron microscopy on fern sperm, and
confocal immunofluorescence microscopy on tobacco cells.
North American Phenological Network Home Page
von Linne, or Carl Linnaeus, Olof
Rudbeck, sr & jr. and Carl
Peter Thunberg, biographical information from the
Uppsala University, Sweden.
Surveillance from Satellites by NORUT Information
Technology, Tromsø, Norway. Satellite images and
information of the vegetation changes due to air
pollution in the northernmost Norway, N Finland and the
- European Tropical Forest
Research Network, ETFRN (from Germany)
- Field Botany
and Plant Systematics and Evolution - BOTANY 2150/4500,
University of Lethbridge, Canada
Effects Information System, FEIS. FEIS provides
up-to-date information on fire effects on plants and
animals. It was developed at the USDA Forest Service
Intermountain Research Station's Fire Sciences Laboratory
(IFSL) in Missoula, Montana, USA. This national
interagency implementation is sponsored by the National
Wildfire Coordinating Group and the USDA Forest Service.
The FEIS Information Center is maintained by the
Intermountain Region computer staff.
The International Fire Information Network, Australia.
FireNet is an on-line information service for everyone
interested in rural and landscape fires. The information
concerns all aspects of fire science and management -
including fire behaviour, fire weather, fire prevention,
mitigation and suppression, plant and animal responses to
fire and all aspects of fire effects.
of the Madonna by Harold N.Moldenke, Co-author of
Plants of the Bible
Finland. Information on the forests and forestry in
Finland, produced by the Finnish Forestry Association.
- Florida Biotic
Information Consortium, USA. The Consortium is a
group of scientists and librarians who are committed to
identifying and making available to researchers
information that deals with Florida's biota.
- The IV
Conference on Plant Taxonomy / IV Jornades de Taxonomia
Botànica. The IV Conference on Plant Taxonomy / IV
Jornades de Taxonomia Botànica took place in Barcelona,
Spain, from 19-22 September 1996. The congress had 5 main
items: 1) Taxonomic studies on the Flora of the Catalan
Countries 2) Taxonomic studies on the Flora of the
Iberian Peninsula and of Macaronesia 3) Taxonomic studies
on the Flora of Northern Africa 4) Contributions of
Cytogenetics to Plant Systematics 5) Current molecular
methods in Plant Systematics.
- GEOnet Names
Server - National Imagery and Mapping Agency, USA.
The GEOnet Names Server (GNS) provides access to the
National Imagery and Mapping Agency's (NIMA) database of
foreign geographic feature names. Approximately 12,000 of
the databases 3.3 million features are updated monthly
with names information approved by the U.S. Board on
Geographic Names (US BGN).
Phenological Monitoring Network. This site will
inform you about the Global Phenological Monitoring
project (GPM) that is part of the Phenology Study
Group of the International Society of Biometeorology
(ISB). This GPM-site tries to gather links and
information on phenological research and data sets. The
GPM-site is offering you the opportunity to put your own
phenological information on the internet.
- Glossary of
Botanical Terms . Bob Stewart's searchable database
of over 1,600 terms relating to botany and horticulture.
US National Forests
Great Mexican Chile, Capsicum species as spices.
Green Plant Phylogeny Research Coordination Group,
Berkeley, California, USA.
Vingers - The Green Thumb. The Flemish cybergarden
with flowers plants, gradening tips and a garden
calendar; in co-operation with KTLMA, the Royal
Horticultural Society of Antverp, Belgium.
Project - Life and Work of the Physician, Scientist, and
Poet Albrecht von Haller (1708-1777), Switzerland
plants of the Finnish Lepidoptera by Markku Savela,
Finland. Also images of Finnish plants, their English
names, and much more. - Thank you, Markku!!!
of Common Trees of Iowa - An Interactive Key by iowa
State University, Extension Forestry. The key is based on
vegetative characteristics such as leaves, fruits, and
Organization of Plant Biosystematists VIIth International
Symposium (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Augusat 10-15,
Internet Biology Education (BioEd) Project, based in
the Botany Department at the University of Western Cape,
South Africa. The Internet BioEd Project aims to make use
of the Western Cape Schools Network (WCSN) to evaluate
the feasibility of producing and distributing teaching
aids and making other resources available through
Internet access by schools that are part of the WCSN.
to Plant Systematics - Botany 221, Oregon State
into the world of phylogenetic systematics, UCMP
- Life Cycles and
Flora 3143C by Stinger Guala, University of Florida, USA.
Local Flora 3143C is taught at the University of Florida
in the Fall, Spring and Summer A semesters. In this
course students will learn approximately 300 plant
species growing within approximately an hour's drive of
- Mary's Gardens
HomePage. Mary's Gardens was founded in 1951 in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, to research the hundreds
of flowers named in medieval times as symbols of the
life, mysteries and privileges of the Blessed Virgin
Mary, Mother of Jesus - as recorded by botanists,
folklorists and lexicographers; and to assist in the
planting of "Mary Gardens" of "Flowers of
Our Lady" today.
Institute of Technology Biology Hyper Textbook, USA
Consulting Pty Ltd. Mattiske Consulting is a team of
botanists and environmental scientists working in
Australia and South East Asia. Their primary interests
are in flora surveys, vegetation mapping, computer
graphics, succession studies, environmental auditing
(with an emphasis on flora and vegetation), environmental
assessments, rehabilitation planning and monitoring,
natural resource management, rare flora studies and
- Michael Oxman,
Professional Tree Surgeon. Arboriculture, urban
forestry, tree care, landscape technology; home page for
the arborist needing their tree fix for the day.
- Missouri Botanical
Garden Learning Network, USA
- The Museum Computer
Network is a nonprofit organization of professionals
dedicated to fostering the cultural aims of museums
through the use of computer technologies.
- Museum Informatics
Project (MIP), University of California, Berkeley,
USA. The Museum Informatics Project (MIP), a department
of Information Systems and Technology, is a collaborative
effort at the University of California, Berkeley, to
coordinate the application of information technology in
museums and other organized, non-book collections. The
University of California, Berkeley, holds approximately
80 collections covering a wide variety of disciplines and
Perspective: Plant Kingdom by Ari Kornfeld, USA
Perspective: Protoctist Kingdom by Ari Kornfeld, USA
Trees, Birds & Flowers Of The United States
University Ecology and Conservation Research Group (ECRG),
UK. Information on long-term grassland experiments,
population dynamics of rare or invasive plants and their
herbivores, metapopulation dynamics of Primula
vulgaris, Comparative Plant Demographic Research
(COMPADRE), and the use of barley straw to control
nuisance algae, and Journal
Plant Connection by Dan Nickrent, Southern Illinois
University College of Science, USA
Education Center: Botany and Plant Sciences.
Peterson's Education Center brings together, at one
central address, consistently organized information about
educational opportunities at all levels, and gives
individuals the ability to search Peterson's databases as
well as to request more information, apply, and interact
in other ways with faculty and administrators at
educational institutions. Every private school, camp,
college, and university has its own Site in The Center,
which permits each to develop a full array of information
and communication tools.
- Photobiology Online
from the University of Kansas Medical Center (Kansas
City, USA) and the Central Research Institute for
Chemistry of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
This succinct review covers the nature of light,
chlorophyll & accessory pigments, chloroplast &
photosynthetic membrane structure, an overview of the
process of photosynthesis, the light reactions, dark
reactions, C-4 pathway, carbon cycle and links to other
relevant sites. Designed for a biology course, this site
could also serve as a good review for grad students or
instructors. Part of an online biology book by Michael
Farabee, Department of Biology, Estrella Mountain
Community College, Arizona.
Directory, MIT Biology Hyper textbook
- Piante Italia - A Site
Dedicated to Plants
Evolution: Botany 403, University of Tennessee,
Identification and Classification - Botany 113,
Department of Botany, University of Washington, USA
Photobiology Notes (Pedro J. Aphalo, Finland). Notes
about the responses of plants to light and ultraviolet
radiation: methods, suppliers, publishers, software,
phytochrome, photomorphogenesis, etc.
Physiology by Ross Koning, ECSU, Willimantic, USA
Physiology/Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Program at the
University of Kentucky, USA.
Tissue Culture Information Exchange. The Exchange was
started because researchers, teachers and producers world
wide need rapid access to information about plant tissue
culture.This service was created and is maintained by Dan
Lineberger , Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas
Tissue Culture Resources. Carol's Plant Tissue
Culture Resource Page contains information on listservs,
protocols, supplies, plant cultures, sources of plants,
where to get advice, science fair ideas, projects for
school and hobbyists. Maintained by Carol M. Stiff. USA.
in Motion. Plant growth movements in response to
germination, anthesis and phototropism in motion are the
subjects of this site, illustrated by animated GIFs and
QuickTime movies. Maintained by Roger P. Hangarter,
Department of Biology, Indiana University, USA
Watch - phenological monitoring project by the Devonian
Botanic Garden, University of Alberta, Canada
of a Mini-Symposium on Biological Nomenclature in the
21st Century held at the University of Maryland on 4
November 1996, Edited by James L. Reveal, USA
Linnaeus was founded in 1995 with the creation of the
international team responsible for the editing of the
Linnean correspondence, a corpus of 7000 letters to and
from Carl Linnaeus, the father of modern
classification.The correspondence will be published
electronically on CD, and on the world-wide web within
the c18 project of the International
Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
- Raintree Marketing Home
and Plants for Schools, Nottingham, UK. This is part
of an educational network of Web and Gopher servers
- Seeds of Garden
from the New Mexico State University College of
Agriculture and Home Economics, USA.
zum Pflanzenbestimmen by Dr. Thomas Wagner & Dr.
Uta Raeder, Technische Universität München,
Limnologische Station Iffeldorf, Germany. Lecture series
on plant morphology and systematics; in German.
- The Society
for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
Glossary of Plant Names. Los nombres de las plantas
en Español-Inglés-Latín; maintained by Jeffrey Nash.
- A Start
at a Comprehensive Theory of Plant Hormones
Survey of the Plant Kingdoms by Frances M. Cardillo,
O.S.F. and Tonya S. Samuels Department of Biology
Manhattan College and the College of Mt. St. Vincent, USA
Tanzania Botanical Training Programme aims to address
some of the urgent needs for botanical training in
of Flowering Plants - Biology 211, Colby College, USA
- The Tele-Garden,
USA. This tele-robotic installation allows WWW users to
view and interact with a remote garden filled with living
plants. Members can plant, water, and monitor the
progress of seedlings via the tender movements of an
industrial robot arm.
Home Page, USA. TreeBASE is a pilot project sponsored
by NSF, Harvard University Herbaria, and University of
California, Davis to establish a relational database of
phylogenetic information. This web page demonstrates some
of TreeBASE's capabilities.
- TreeWeb: The
Natural History of Trees. Information on the history,
taxonomy, function, and geography of trees, with class
sites for FOR 219 and 221, a set of Kentucky species
sites (includes life histories, status, range, sites
& soils, ecology, interactions, KY range and KY
sites, ornamental and other uses), a forum and
references. This is designed for North American use, but
the developer plans to expand it in the future. Site by
Thomas W. Kimmerer, Department of Forestry, University of
Biodiversity Courses - Dendrology. Offer of two-week
courses in Costa Rica teaching how to identify woody
plants (trees, shrubs) in the American tropics
(neotropics). Four contrasting climatic environments will
be visited: The Central Valley (Premontane moist
forests), The Monteverde Cloud Forests), The Guanac aste
Dry Forests, and the Atlantic Moist and Wet Forests.
- The 21st
Century Biology Class at Sidwell Friends School,
Washington, DC, USA
Systematics Forum. The UK Systematics Forum aims to
improve coordination and communication between the major
UK collection-based institutions as well as the wider UK
systematic community. These include national and regional
museums, university museums and research institutes as
well as the systematic experts who rely on these
collections at both the professional and amateur level. -
Collection Managers Group, UK Systematics Forum. - The
Directory of UK Systematics Expertise and Current
Research, UK Systematics Forum.
web pages about tree rings and tree-ring research by
Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, Laboratory of Tree-Ring
Research, The University of Arizona, USA. The web pages
are divided into several major categories: What's new?,
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Feedback and Comments.
Hormones and Development Network
Geological Survey Mapping Information: Geographic Names
Information System (GNIS), USA.
Cell. A collection of still images, texts, movies and
sounds covering the structure and functioning of a
typical plant cell; being developed by Matej Lexa, USA.
Plants in aquariums, the Krib, USA.
Word - Natural history & plant trivia
Australian Mangrove Page, includes and e-mail
discussion list, a bibliography, links, and other
- What Tree
Is It? - an identification guide for trees of Ohio
Watch. Wildflower Calender for western Australia.
Writings of Henry D. Thoreau, University of
California, Santa Barbara Library .
- XVI International
Botanical Congress, 1-7 August 1999, Saint Louis,
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