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Biology Bookmarks

Page Two: Genetics through Zoology; Adjunct and Support Topics


Genetics

Human Genome Project Publications
This searchable site contains links to a variety of information about this project, including a Primer on Molecular Genetics and a number of articles and periodicals about the HGP. The Human Genome News is a part of the site.
Hopkins Bio-Informatics Home Page
This is an excellent site for connection to some pretty technical information. It links to a sequence/structure database, a protein structure database, a human genome database, and several others.
Biotechnology Information Center
BIC provides access to a variety of information services and publications covering many aspects of agricultural biotechnology.
MendelWeb
MendelWeb is a site devoted to information about the origins of classical (Mendelian) genetics and collateral subjects like introductory data analysis, elementary plant science, and the history of science. There is a *lot* of information on this site!
Mendel's Paper
This site contains the text of Mendel's published paper about the inheritance of traits in garden peas. The paper has been translated into English, and annotated with definitions and explanations. This site is actually a part of the MendelWeb site, which also contains the original German text of this article, and some interesting notes about the history and context of the original presentation of this paper.
Mathematics and the Genome
Graphically oriented information site about the genome. Shockwave and Java intensive. Includes a lot of probability and information theory.
The Genetics Page
This is a nice privately produced page from Australia which presents a minicourse on genetics. It's only real drawback is its address--as a geocities site it suffers from an excess of popup advertisements.
A Few Words About DNA and Chromatin
This article has, for the most part, been extracted from the Ph.D. dissertation A Theoretical Investigation of Cell Cycle Effects and Interspecies Radiosensitivities, by R.D. Stewart (1997).
Mitosis Page
This page is a discourse on the process of mitosis from Professor Stephen M. Wolniak from the University of Maryland.
The DNA Vaccine Web
This site brings together a large amount of information about the development of vaccines.
Jena Image Library of Biological Macromolecules
The IMB Jena Image Library of Biological Macromolecules contains visual and other information on three-dimensional biopolymer structures. It provides access to all structure entries deposited at the Protein Data Bank (PDB) or at the Nucleic Acid Database (NDB).
A Clone in Sheep's Clothing
This Scientific American site provides resources to explore the biology and ethics of the cloning issue.
Genetics Education Center
This site is a gateway to many internet resources about genetics. This site is aimed at teachers.
Primer on Molecular Genetics
This department of Energy site provides a basic lesson on Molecular Genetics and biotechnology.
National Center for Genome Resources
This site contains a lot of inforamation about some fairly specific areas of genome research. It's databases include the Genome Sequence Database and the Plant Disease Resistance Genes Database.
GeneMap'99
This site is the electronic database that accompanies the Gene Map paper (Deloukas, P., et al., Science 282, 744-746, 1998. It also includes information on how genome mapping is done.
Cell Cycle Regulation
This is a graduate student's site describing his work re. the regulation of the cell cycle. It also gives a decent little introduction to the cell cycle. It is, unfortunately, a Geocities site, so there are a number of annoying popups.
Gene Letter
This is an on line newsletter concerning genetics ethics and public policy. It is funded by the US Department of Energy, and is produced by the Shriver Center.

Medicine

HIV/AIDS Information
HIV/AIDS informational site from the NIH's National Library of Medicine. This page includes information and suggestions for further research.
MedWeb
MedWeb belongs to the Robert W. Woodruff Health Science Center Library of Emory University. It is a searchable source of sites concerning medical issues.
MedWebPlus
This site was created by the original builders of the MedWeb site. It is sponsored by their company, y-DNA, Inc. It is also a large index of information, both in print and on the Internet, about many disorders. Unlike MedWeb, this index is cataloged, rather than searchable (though it can be searched as well). You can locate the kind of information you want by following subject links.
KU Medical Center
This site from the University of Kansas Medical Center provides information for patients, students and others.

Microbiology

The Nanoworld
This site is devoted to things very small--from molecules to microorganisms.
Bugs in the News!
This site is maintained by Dr. John C. Brown of the Department of Molecular Biosciences at U.Kansas. It contains some terrific information. He has a section of "What the heck is..." articles which address a variety of general biology questions, as well as a couple of sections devoted primarily to microbiology.
Smallest Page on the Web
This site contains a lot of images of microorganisms, including bacteria, protists, rotifer.
The DNA Vaccine Web
This site brings together a large amount of information about the development of vaccines.
The Cell
This excellent web site provides a great deal of information about cells, including lessons, quizzes, and images. The site says of itself, "Welcome to The Cell web site. Enter this realm of microbiology carefully, for the motive behind every exciting page is to educate you about the world of cells!"
CELLS alive!
Cells Alive is an outstanding site containing information and a lot of images of cells, many animated. The subjects vary from human cells to viruses.
Outbreak
This site provides information about the appearance and spread of emergent diseases. It includes detailed sections about organisms like Hantavirus and Ebola, as well as information about the growing concern over antibiotic resistance issues.
Molecular Expressions
This site houses a large collection of photomicrographs of all kinds. It also offers the "virtual microscope" which provides an interactive Java tutorial for the use of the microscope.

Zoology

Biodiversity and Biological Collections
This hub site contains lists of links of interest in several different areas of biology, including Herpetology, Entomology and Botany.
Smallest Page on the Web
This site contains a lot of images of microorganisms, including bacteria, protists, rotifer.
Dinosaur Eggs
This National Geographic site provides an interactive exercise in the investigation of dinosaur eggs, using images and information from the Gobi dinosaur discoveries.
Turtle Trax
This Hawaiian page is devoted to information on sea turtles.
The Cheetah Spot
This site is devoted to all kinds of information (and images) of cheetahs.
The Slug Site
This is a beautiful site, both visually and informationally. Besides the "Nudibranch of the Week," it features articles like "Everything you always wanted to know about Nudibranchs but were afraid to ask." It also provides a number of links to other related sites.
Entomology Index of Internet Resources
This Iowa State site is a gateway to many, many entomology related sites.
Dino Russ's Lair
Dino Russ's Lair is one of the best dinosaur sites on the web. It contains a lot of information and many great images.
Dinosauria On-Line
Dinosauria is a compendium site. It is very information-dense. Among its offerings are pronunciation guides, name translations, a geological chart, an extensive list of dinosaur genera, and a dictionary of the terms used in anatomical descriptions of dinosaurs and other vertebrates.
The Animal Diversity Web
The University of Michigan't Animal Diversity Web is a collection of pictures and information about animals. Accounts of individual species include information on distributions, natural history, conservation, and economic importance, along with pictures and sounds if available.
BIRDNET
BIRDNET provides information about ornithology, the scientific study of birds. The site is a service of the Ornithological Council, a public information organization involving ten North American professional ornithological societies.
The Birds of North America
This site contains exerpts from this acclaimed standard reference on North American birds.
The EMBL Reptile Database
This very attractive site hosts a lot of taxonomic information about all types of reptiles.
Belize Biodiversity Information System
This is an informational site providing data about South American wildlife. Very useful, and very attractive.
Wormland
This website describes some of the details which are known on the nervous system of a range of selected parasitic helminths and the freeliving nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans.

Bioethics

A Clone in Sheep's Clothing
This Scientific American site provides resources to explore the biology and ethics of the cloning issue.
Gene Letter
This is an on line newsletter concerning genetics ethics and public policy. It is funded by the US Department of Energy, and is produced by the Shriver Center.

People in Biology

Profiles in Science
This is a budding site containing information and personal papers of famous scientists. Currently (4/4/99) it profiles Oswald T. Avery and Joshua Lederberg.
Evolution Entrance
This site comes from the Museum of Paleontology at the University of California. It includes articles on evolutionary timelines and specific evolutionary issues--such as the origin of birds. It also includes a variety of essays about significant people in the history of biology (emphasizing evolutionary biology, of course).

Societies, Journals and Periodicals

Journal of General Virology
this site links to several issues of this journal which contain a significant amount of information about viruses. Abstracts are provided for all articles in the journal.
Issues in Science & Technology
This journal deals with issues of public interest in science and in scientific ethics. It appears to offer complete texts of articles, and includes an archive of previous issues.
Prairie Woods Audubon Society
The mission of the Prairie Woods Audubon Society, as a chapter of the National Audubon Society, is to conserve the environment, to preserve wildlife and natural habitats, and to provide opportunities for education, nature appreciation, and fellowship.
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
This site links to the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The on line journal is free to members of the Society; non-member subscriptions are also available.
American Society of Mammalogists
This site contains information about this society, as well as information about mammals. Though author instructions for the journals of the ASM are included, none of the texts from those journals appears to be on line.
Journal of the American Society of Mammalogists
The journal for the above society.
Ecological Society of America
This site provides information about this society. It also provides a significant number of on line publications, like the ESA newletter. A number of other publications are available through electronic subscription.
The Scientist
The Scientist is an on line news journal for the Life Sciences. It includes an extensive set of articles, apparently with full text provided. The site is searchable, and includes several years' worth of archived material.
Genes and Development
This joural provides a variety of its material on line in the form of abstracts and/or full text articles.

Institutions

Libraries, Museums and Governmental Institutions of interest

National Science Foundation - Home Page
Home Page for the National Sciene Foundation. Includes a "News" linkand a link to the "Biology" section, which includes descriptions of programs and news in biology.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Home page for the National Institutes of Health. This page includes links to various health information pages, as well as information about funding opportunities and science resources.
U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)
National Library of Medicine's Medline Plus. This page provides links to a variety of health resources, including Unified Medical Language, Visible Human, and Profiles in Science. It also provides instructions for joining a mailing list.
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
Home Page for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. Includes links to a variety of related organizations and news sites.
National Academy of Science
Home page for the NAS, as well as collateral agencies, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, National Research Council. Also links to pages of online publications related to a variety of fields in all areas of science.
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Home page for the AAAS. Includes links to "Science Online" and "Science Now," as well as subscription information for those resources. Also contains links to a variety of other AAAS functions and departments.
Research School of Biological Sciences
The banner on this page reads: Researching biology as a discipline without boundaries. The Research School of Biological Sciences (RSBS) is one of eight research schools comprising the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Australian National University. RSBS is a leading centre of biological research and graduate student training.
The Morton Arboretum
This is the site of Lisle, IL's superb outdoor museum of woody plants. The Morton Arboretum's original charter was to cultivate and grow any woody species capable of living in the climate of Illinois. This charge has been expanded to include a fine prairie restoration project, as well as a variety of gardens. The institution also maintains an excellent library and research facilities.
The Chicago Academy of Sciences
The chicago Academy of Sciences Nature Museum specializes in the ecology and natural history of the Midwest-from the Great Lakes to the prairies. Today, the Academy is a vital cultural and educational institution dedicated to promoting scientific literacy for all citizens.
Museum of Science and Industry
This site represents Chicago's Hands-On Science and Industry Museum.
The Exploratorium
This museum describes itself as "the museum of science, art and human perception." The museum itself is famous for its hands-on, active participation approach to the demonstration of science.
Carnegie Institution of Washington
This site includes areas about Plant Biology and Embryology.
The Field Museum of Natural History
The Field Museum actively maintains this excellent site. It changes as the exhibits at the museum change.

Support

Math and Statistics

Mathmatics Links
This is a gateway to a variety of mathematics sources.
Ask Dr. Math
This site is supposedly a source for math questions for K-12 students--which includes about 90% of college students as well.
Ask Mr. Calculus
This site is maintained by a HS math teacher who offers help up through advanced placement calculus.
MathNerds
This is a relatively interactive site offering answers to mathematics questions, as well as articles and commentaries by the site owner.
Mathematics and Biology: The Interface
A scholarly look at the interface between Mathematics and Biology.
Mathematics in Biology
Rather innovative page exploring the mathematical aspects of biology. Or is that the biological aspects of mathematics?
21st Century Problem Solving
This site provides techniques and tools to promote the learning of good problem solving skills.

Chemistry

Chemistry Teaching Resources
This is an attempt to present a comprehensive list of chemistry teaching resources on the Internet.
Chemistry Hypermedia Project
The Chemistry Hypermedia Project is exploring new ways to apply computer and network technology to help students learn chemistry, and to help educators teach chemistry.
Global Instructional Chemistry
This site is intended to supplement the teaching of chemistry by providing small "stories" or case histories which illlustrate modern chemistry in action.
Periodic Table
On line periodic table from WebElements
Chemicool Periodic Table
This on-line periodic table is clickable and leads to information about each element on the table. Colorful and easy to use.
Jena Image Library of Biological Macromolecules
The IMB Jena Image Library of Biological Macromolecules contains visual and other information on three-dimensional biopolymer structures. It provides access to all structure entries deposited at the Protein Data Bank (PDB) or at the Nucleic Acid Database (NDB).

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