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Descriptions of the sites are linked by this graphic () to previously appearing daily descriptions. If that link failed in my monthly checking of the links, the following symbol will be shown instead (). Particularly authoritative sites are marked with an exclamation point ( - I am still in the process of adding these). All links were last checked on 9 June 1999 (Total links checked: 3015) by CyberSpyder Link Check. This month's entries are resting in a temporary file until the end of the month.


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Botanical Literature:
EPA ECOTOX Database System - database of toxicologically active chemicals on plants
JSTOR - historical botany and scientific journals
AGRICOLA - scientific literature database
Index to American Botanical Literature - literature searches
PubMed Central - electronic journal site for all of the sciences
National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) - has the goal of capturing plant diversity with potential uses in disease resistance, biochemistry, resistance to environmental stress
Guide to Poisonous and Toxic Plants - list including house, garden, ornamental and wild plants of the continental US
Index Nominum Supragenericorum Plantarum Vascularium - Valid names above the generic level
Famine Foods Database - edible non-crop plants that have been consumed in times of famine
Plants for the People - has the goal of providing an illustrated checklist to the world plants
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) - producing a metadatabase that will span biodiversity, molecular, genetic, systematic, ecological and ecosystem levels worldwide
PLANTS DATABASE: National Database - metadata include checklists, distributional data, characteristics, images, references, crop information, links and more
SERPIN: Southeastern Rare Plant Information Network - botanical data, literature, other resources relating to state or federal listed threatened or endangered plants
The Evolutionary History of Green Plants - plant-centered tree of life addressing early green plant origins
Plant diversity in Paraguay - database of Paraguayan plant specimens
Deep Time Project - project is to integrate angiosperm phylogenies of living and extinct plants
Index to Plant Chromosome Numbers (IPCN) - sporophytic, gametophytic and base chromosome counts
Plants Database (part of Dave's Garden) - images and plant data
Nature Conservancy Carribean Island Metadata - vegetation maps of Carribean islands from GIS data
ETI's World Biodiversity Database - databases to species, taxonomists and molecular biology resources
HortPlex Plant Database - search plants by scientic or common name
Plant Kaleidoscope - database of cultivated rare and unusual plants in Europe
Flora Accounts Online - features online Flora of China, Flora of North America, and Moss Flora of China
Global Invasive Species Database - information about weedy & nuisance species that replace native plants & animals
Deep Green Hyperbolic Trees - interactive phylogenetic tree of green life
Specimen MAnagement System for California Herbaria (SMASCH) Project - model herbarium database for California plants
DRYAD - a database of trees - search trees by genus or characteristics
British Wildflowers Online - search engine driven site for identification of wildflowers
Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System - databases to common poisonous plants found in the home and outdoors in Canada
Plant Viruses Online - virus database with information on host susceptibility and relationships, with electronmicrograph images, DNA sequences, other info
International Plant Names Index (IPNI) - names and associated bibliography of primary sources for plant taxa
Kew Record of Taxonomic Literature - literature references by taxon
Proposals to Conserve and/or Reject Plant Names - database of challenged scientific names
US Botanical Type Specimen Register - United States National Herbarium (US) collection information
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) - chemical reference site
Plant Diversity at Bullshoals Field Station - wildflower plant images and habitat database
University of Tennessee Herbarium (TENN) - model bryophyte, fungi and vascular plant herbarium site, with maps and database
Common Names Look-up Index - 25,000 listings currently; see also the linked glossary!
Desert USA Flora - images and data on common arid plants of North America
Threatened Plants of the World - rare, endangered, vulnerable, and extinct plants
Gymnosperm Database - Descriptions of 1,000 taxa.
National Biological Information Infrastructure - BioBot search engine and links to government and privately maintained biological information.
eNature.com - Online Audubon Field Guides
MDchoice.com - Access to 6,000 medical journals, articles, and databases.
Multisite Living Collections Searches - search for living plants
BoDD - the Botanical Dermatology Database - chemical nature of poisons, plant dermatitis and allergy
WHACHAMACALIT! The Common Name - dictionary of common names
Peter Bostock's Botanical Latin Home Page - Latin translation program
Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) - species specific plant research information & glossary
National Biological Information Infrastructure - Gateway to biological data maintained by government agencies and cooperating partners.
The USGS-NPS Vegetation Mapping Program - Protocols and methods used in mapping vegetation communities in U.S. National Parks.
University of Connecticut Plant Database - Woody ornamentals database featuring plants grown in the northeastern United States.
Botanical Society of America Online Image Collection - instructional images
NeoFlora Database - Cultivated plant database.
USDA PPQ Scientific Services - Federal lists of noxious weeds, plant viruses, and endangered species.
Taxonomy of Landscape Plants - nomenclature & identification site with database of ornamental plants; useful taxonomic links
Poisonous Plants of Nova Scotia - medicines, toxins and poisons from native plants
Plants Toxic to Animals - databases to common poisonous plants found outdoors
Park Search: The Outdoors at Your Fingertips - database on national & state parks, forests and wildlife refuges
Atlas Florae Europaeae Database - software for mapping and analyzing plant distribution, w/ statistical tools
Endangered Species Home Page - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
INVADERS Database System - invading exotic species of the Northwest US
Plant Names Project - implementation of a project for the 2000s
Agricultural Network Information Center - online references for plant information
Andean Botanical Information System - Floristics and Taxonomy of the Flora of the Andes
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) - database of scientifically valid names ot taxa
Online Vegetation and Plant Distribution Maps - encyclopedic set of map links, including fossils
International Rice Genome Sequencing Project (IRGSP) - genomic database for Oryza sativa (japonica and indica sequences included) and molecular tools are included
MSU: Plant Specific Database - excellent research resource for plant molecular biology, especially for Arabidopsis genomics
AREX: The Arabidopsis Gene Expression Database - microarray data and traditional in situ hybridization results of molecular biology
AmiGO! Your friend in the Gene Ontology - a metadatabase on genes and functional genomics
Plant DNA C-values Database - comparison of DNA quantity of angiosperms, gymnosperms, pteridophytes and bryophytes
Maize Mapping Project - high throughput data on Zea mays genetics, chromosomes, genetic information, ESTs, BACs, InDels, and more
Gene Ontology Consortium - a consistent vocabulary for all organisms, genes, proteins and protein roles
AGBIOS :: GM Database - encyclopedic site on transgenic and genetically engineered crop plants
NSF Net Center for Plant Genomics - meta-database of all that is currently known for plants
PlantsT: Functional Genomics of Plant Transporters - intramembrane proteins, transporters and related genechips
ChromDB: The Plant Chromatin Database - chromatin organization, BLAST sequences and research references
Entrez Genome - taxomonic portal to available genomes and the entire DNA sequence of model organisms including Arabidopsis
ISIS - Intron Sequence and Information database - post-transcriptional mRNA processing data
NCBI Entrez Taxonomy Homepage - phylogenetic relationships of all organisms as a means of cataloging genome & proteome data
Microbial Genomics - introduction to genomics of microbes (including viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and microalgae)
Angiosperm DNA C-Values Database - quantitative DNA amounts in picograms and megabasepairs (mbp)
Pteridophyte DNA C-Values Database - quantitative DNA amounts in picograms and megabasepairs (mbp) in ferns & fern allies (horsetails, club moss, spike moss, etc)
The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) Databases - Arabidopsis, rice, maize, tomato, potato and soy genomic information
UK CropNet - DNA sequence data, ESTs, genomic information on UK crop and model plants
ARS Genome Database Resource - DNA sequence data, ESTs, genomic information on crop and model plants
MaizeDB: the Maize Genome Database - corn informatics/genomics database, featuring ESTs, primers, genes
WWW-VL Biotechnology - link sites, including bioengineering companies and projects
RNABase: The RNA Structure Database - tRNAs, rRNAs, mRNAs and an RNA primer
Arabidopsis.Com - Lehle Seeds - everything Arabidopsis: research community, patents, latest bulletins, seeds
Plant Genome Databases - A Tutorial - introduction to the plant genome projects
Protein Data Bank - 3-D structure of macromolecules
Protein Kinase Resource - enzymes critical downstream to signal transduction pathways
Plant Genome Database Collaboration - links to Arabidopsis, wheat, corn, soybeans and forest trees
Angiosperms (principally):
M. Blinnikov's Phytolith Gallery - numerous images in light and scanning electron microscopy
Angiosperm Phylogeny Website - reference site to flowering plant orders, families, phylogenetic trees
UCMP Paleobotany: Cleared Leaf Collections - systematic collection including images and collection data
Bibliography of References Related to Seed Dormancy and/or Germination in Higher Plants - authoritative collection of references from 1890 to the present
Palm Tree Photo Gallery - 1544 digital images of mostly cultivated palms
WattleWeb - Wattles of New South Wales - Acacias of Australia with an online dichotomous key
Native Orchids of Canada - illustrated database on Canadian orchids
Grass Images from Texas A & M Bioinformatics Working Group - classical drawings of 389 Poaceae, including spikelet details
NatureServe - encyclopedic data on species status, maps, references and other reports
Flora Danica Online - collection of over 3000 ancient plant images
Virtual Palm Encyclopedia - dichotomous keys, biology, evolution and links
Rooting Database - Rooting methods for 501 frequently grown plants.
Floraguide - links, forum, searcher site, photographs
Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database - guide to common names and species synonyms
The Charles B. Graves Herbarium at Connecticut College - Database of the Charles B. Graves Herbarium at Connecticut College
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Greenhouses - Living plant collections at the University of Connecticut.
A Synonymized Checklist of the Vascular Flora of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands - North American species checklist
Seed Germination Database
Wealth of the Rainforest: Pharmacy to the World - database, links, images and articles on the Amazonian rainforest
INRA Scientific Database Servers - links, databases, DNA, mychorrhizae, insects
WWW Ethnobotanical Resource Directory - education opportunities, links, research, database, conferences
International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI) - databases, host to GlobalPlant Checklist Project and Database of Plant Databases
Agricultural Network Information Center - online references for plant information
World Wide Flowering Plant Family Identification Key - a checklist of 174 morphological characteristics and 6 geographical regions
Cornell University's Poisonous Plant Page - Plants, active phytochemicals, animal affects and links
Plant Genome Database Collaboration - links to Arabidopsis, wheat, corn, soybeans and forest trees
Missouri Botanical Garden - Research, education, images, virtual tours, floras, databases
Flowerbase Image Database - About 7,000 color photos (multilingual Dutch site)
TreeBASE - Database of Phylogenetic Knowledge - Access published phylogenetic trees from the literature
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Gardens and European searchable database
University and Jepson Herbaria of UC-Berkeley - Model herbarium and database site
Common Names for Plant Diseases - Database of plant crop hosts and their diseases
Flora of North America - Site of ambitious project to catalog all plants of America
Index Nominum Genericorum - Valid genera and synonyms
The Plant Tracker - versatile plant database
FLORIN Databases - For herbaria
Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases - ARS resource on ecology, ethnobotany, Native American food and medicine plants, plant chemistry
Arabidopsis/Saccharomyces Genome Databases - Databases
Carnivorous Plants Database - Everything you wanted to know
Henriette's Herbal Homepage - Access to a plant name database
BOTNET: North Carolina Botanical Information Network - model herbarium site for online data storage, currently gymnosperms
Palynology (study of pollen):
USDA, ARS, APMRU Pollen Lab - ~7500 specimen collection with vouchers, light micrographs, scanning electronic microscopy (SEM) images
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology’s (AAAAI) Aeroallergen Network - information about allergies to pollen and spores
PalDat - Palynological data of the University of Vienna Institute of Botany.
Palynological laboratory - Pollen Service - aerobiology, pollen and spore related links
Paleopalynology, Fossil Pollen, Spore, Algae Home Page - intro site to the study of palynology w/dinoflagellate page
North American Pollen Database (NAPD)
NOAA Paleoclimatology Program
European Pollen Database
Global Pollen Database
Latin American Pollen Database
Lichens / Fungi:
DEEMY: Characterization and DEtermination of EctoMYcorrhizae - research database for identifying and characterizing ectomycorrhizae fungus-plant interactions w/images
ITALIC - Information System on Italian Lichens - database featuring over 2100 images of 1400 species of Italian lichens
Fun with Lichens - Database, images and species synoptic key
Protists / Algae:
UTEX Culture Collection of Algae - collection of over 3200 mostly freshwater alga with about 150 extremophilic algae
AlgaeBase - scientific names and distribution of algae, cyanobacteria, seaweeds, seagrasses
World Data Centre for Microorganisms (WDCM) - links for phylogenetic analysis, genome projects, biodiversity, culture collections
Home of the Fossil Coralline Algae (Corallinaceae: Rhodophyta) - anatomy, distribution of red coralline algae
Cyanosite - bluegreen algae reference and experimental protocol site
University and Jepson Herbaria of UC-Berkeley - Algal database at site
The Diatom Collection of the California Academy of Sciences
Protist Image Database
Protist Database List

This service is organized by Scott Russell through the Department of Botany and Microbiology of the University of Oklahoma. If you have any comments for the improvement this page or nominations for links, please contact me by email (srussell@ou.edu).

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