Scott's Botanical Links--March 1996


Past links:

April 1996
March 29, 1996 - Liszt: Searchable Directory of Email Discussion Groups
Looking for a listserv on plant repoduction? signal transduction? Liszt is one of the few ways to find it. Liszt includes 32,123 listserv, listproc, majordomo and independently managed lists from 848 sites as of March 26, 1996. I would definitely put this in a list of mandatory resources for effective Internet communication! This site is sponsored by Marble Information Services and is managed by Scott Southwick. (****)
March 28, 1996 - bionet.plants Newsgroup Archive
The Newsgroups are the heart of what is new on the Internet. On these site, there are frequently announcements of meetings, Web sites, new discoveries and scholarly exchanges. The bionet.plants Newsgroup frequently also recieves requests for help with science fair projects, common and scientific names for plants. Messages are often dual posted with sci.botany, but as most people with experience with the Usenet know, this is not necessary because people who are interested in plants likely check both sites! This archive was created as a tool for finding data on the scholarly aspects of the Newsgroup. Messages are listed by time of arrival and are searchable with a built-in (and easy to use) WAIS search engine. This site is maintained by the BIOSCI network, supported in part by DOE. (****)
March 27, 1996 - Newsgroup Archive
The PLANT-EDUCATION/ Newsgroup Archive is not one of those aesthetically pleasing Web sites with lots of links and graphics. It is instead a simple logging of messages created and sent through the plant education listserv and through the Usenet Newsgroup. These tend to be scholarly discussions on topics that arise and are frequently substantive. IMHO this is what at least this part of the Usenet should be. Listings are by date with a WAIS search engine available. This site is maintained by the BIOSCI network, managed by Dave Kristofferson, with support from DOE. (****)
March 26, 1996 - The Families of Flowering Plants
This is another authoritative angiosperm systematics site. The descriptions are detailed, including information about habit and leaf form, leaf and stem anatomy, reproductive type, pollination, inflorescence, perianth, androecium, gynoecium, embryogeny, fruit, capsules, seeds embryo, seedling germination, physiology, biochemistry, geography, cytology, taxonomic placement, illustrations, quotations. The Families of Flowering Plants is created and maintained by L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz. (****)
March 25, 1996 - UCMP Web Time Machine
This is a mostly completed geological time scale with links that illustrate the biological group mentioned. The time scale is quite up-to-date. The biggest improvement they could make to the site is to finish it. (Looks like a lot of work to continue at this level of quality, but well worth it!) The original Geologic Time Machine was conceived and created by Allen Collins; revisions in format and concept by Robert Guralnick and Brian R. Speer, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley. (***1/2)
March 22, 1996 - Introduction to the Fungi
A scholarly introduction to the basic ecology, morphology and systematics of the fungi. It is well illustrated with links to other major sites. Ben Waggoner and Brian R. Speer, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley. (****)
March 21, 1996 - Arabidopsis/Saccharomyces Genome Databases
This is the home of the Arabidopsis thaliana Database (AtDB) and the Saccharomyces Database project, funded as a prototype site by the National Science Foundation for the next generation of genome databases. It provides an easy-to-use interface to the vast amount of data being produced by the Arabidopsis and Saccharomyces research community. The AtDB project will continue to maintain the existing database, AAtDB, developed by Mike Cherry and Sam Cartinhour at MGH/Harvard and was curated there until recently by John Morris. The current site is maintained by the Department of Genetics at the School of Medicine, Stanford University.
March 20, 1996 - CSUBIOWEB
CSUBIOWEB is a resources-oriented Web site that addresses many academic needs in disseminating information about biological Internet resources. It includes such topics as how to do a Web page, as well as providing a links to sites of interest to biologists. This nice resource site is maintained by Steve Wolf, Dept of Biology, California State University at Stanislaus. (****)
March 19, 1996 - Internet Directory for Botany - Alphabetical
This is the second comprehensive WWW list on botany. Botanical resources are diversifying on the Web and many in academia seem to do it as a hobby. This set of pages is maintained by Shunguo Liu (G. F. Ledingham Herbarium, University of Regina, Canada) and compiled by Anthony R. Brach (Harvard University Herbarium/Missouri Botanical Garden, USA). Beginning this March this and the previous list are beginning to cooperate, but the two lists still exist right now. (****)
March 18, 1996 - Internet Directory for Botany - Subject Index
Comprehensive WWW lists are the real key to using the Web; this one covers all of botany remarkably well. It is mirrored at a number of sites (US, Canada and Russia included), but this is the home address--the one that is the most current. It is maintained by Raino Lampinen, a botanist at the Botanical Museum of the Finnish Museum of Natural History of the University of Helsinki, Finland. (****)
March 15, 1996 - Angiosperm Systematics
Under the actual title of "Base Angiosperm Listing", these pages present a tremendous wealth of information about flowering plants, organized according to Cronquist's system of classification (1988). The information provided about each order and family includes pictures from the Texas A & M and University of Wisconsin collections, collection information, Mo Bot Garden delimitations of the group, USDA library information about any ethnobotanical uses of members (by species and location), information from the Biota of North America project and additional links, as appropriate. So far, this is listed as an experimental site launched by the Texas A&M Department of Biology Herbarium and the Bioinformatics Working Group. This would be a great resource for a flowering plants or systematics course! (****)
March 14, 1996 - WWW Mycology Resources
The most complete mycology Web server out there. This has a collection of over 800 fungi of all sorts separated taxonomically. The pictures are well done and can be a significant teaching resource in a diversity class. This site is run by Kathie Hodge, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Cornell University.
March 13, 1996 - WWW Virology Servers
The most complete viral Web server out there. A nice reference to bookmark if you "like" viruses. The site run by the Garry Laboratory in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. David M. Sander
March 12, 1996 - Artificial Vegetative Propagation
This is a companion site for that given on March 11. It also is created by Ross Koning, in the Dept of Biology at East Connecticut State University. (****)
March 11, 1996 - Natural Vegetative Propagation
An educational primer on how plants vegetatively propagate in the "wild". This is at the beginning college level and is nicely mission-oriented. This site was created by Ross Koning, in the Dept of Biology at East Connecticut State University. (****)
March 8, 1996 - University of Delaware Botanic Gardens
This provides a complete tour of the UD Botanical Gardens with lots of interesting links, information and illustrations. Enjoyable site! It was developed by the Dept. of Food and Resource Economics and the Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences at the College of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Delaware with information and images provided by Betsy Mackenzie and John Frett. (****)
March 7, 1996 - Largest and Tallest Trees Archive
The Largest and Tallest Trees Archive was created to chronicle the biggest trees of the Pacific Northwest, which include among the largest trees in the world. This developing site is off to a great start. It was developed by Michael Taylor, Kneeland, CA, in connection with the Tall Tree Club. (***) Ceased service in June 1997
March 6, 1996 - The Tree of Life Home Page
Although this site only opened officially in January, it has already won numerous awards. All kingdoms are represented and it is painstakingly complete. Excellent write-ups and pictures. Its highly webbed architecture provides an interesting model for organizing Web sites. This site was developed by David Maddison, Department of Entomology and Wayne Maddison, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona. (****)
March 5, 1996 - Carnivorous Plants Database
The Carnivorous Plants Database is a lot more than a database. It contains links to a slide show, numerous online descriptions, a search engine, a listserv and more. Everything you wanted to know about carnivorous plants. Very complete! This site was developed by Rick Walker, HP Labs, Palo Alto. (****)
March 4, 1996 - A Survey of the Plant Kingdoms
This site actually covers all of the kingdoms except the animals with text (brief) and pictures (at least one, sometimes more for each taxonomic level). It will not replace a good textbook in depth or visual impact (some micrographs are too small to see much), but the coverage is quite complete. This was supported by NSF and local computer types at the Department of Biology Manhattan College and the College of Mt. St. Vincent. This site was developed by Frances M. Cardillo, O.S.F. and Tonya S. Samuels. (***1/2)
March 1, 1996 - MendelWeb
MendelWeb is a hypertext rendition of the original paper by Gregor Mendel that launched modern genetics. It is a complete text of the paper (in English and German [the original language of the paper]) and contains homework questions, discussions and good linking graphics. MendelWeb was conceived and constructed by Roger B. Blumberg at netspace. (***1/2)

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