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WWW Resources for College Introductory Biology

Developing, and organized in relation to, Biology 103 at Bryn Mawr College
Updated fall 2005

GENERAL

Biology Pages, an online biology textbook by John Kimball

On-Line Biology Book, from Estrella Mountain Community College

BioInteractive, from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Life on Earth Home Page, links (and other things) from Prentice-Hall, publishers of biology textbooks

The Biology Project, an interactive online resource for learning biology, from the University of Arizona

Human Biology, a course by Robert Huskey, University of Virginia, with nice illustrations, list of links

Biology animations and other materials, from Steve Berg, Winona State University

A number of periodicals which publish relevant (and timely) material make available some or all of that material on the web and/or have additional material specifically developed for the web. These include:


DIVERSITY AND SYSTEMATICS

Tree of Life, "a distributed Internet project containing information about phylogeny and biodiversity", rooted at the University of Arizona

Biodiversity and Biological Collections Web Server

Digital Learning Center for Microbial Ecology, including Microbe of the Week and Microbe Zoo

All the Virology on the WWW, includes The Big Picture Book of Viruses


PALEONTOLOGY AND EVOLUTION

American Museum of Natural History

Life Over Time, an exhibit from the Field Museum, Chicago

Museum of Paleontology, University of California at Berkeley, with info and links on systematics and cladistics, on taxonomy and diversity, and on geologic time


BIOCHEMISTRY and MOLECULAR GENETICS

General, Organic, and Biochemistry - lecture slides, animations, periodic table, from James Hardy, University of Akron, and West Publishing Company

Animations of molecular dynamics, from Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Darmstadt. Germany

Medical Biochemistry, from Medical Education Group, University of Kansas Medical Center

Primer on Molecular Genetics, from the Department of Energy, Human Genome Management Information System

Entrez Molecular biology search tool, from the National Center for Biotechnology Information


CELL BIOLOGY and HISTOLOGY

Cells Alive! Some wonderful pictures, from Quill Graphics.

Virtual Cell

Virtual Plant Cell

Cell Biology, beautifully illustrated lectures on a number of cell biology topics from a graduate course at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Histology and Pathology, from Indiana University

Histology, University of Wisconsin

The Kinesin Home Page


GENETICS

MendelWeb, Mendel, history of science, plus

Human Genome Project

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, from the National Center for Biotechnology Information


DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY

Odyssey of Life, from PBS Nova, includes Morphing Embryos

Zygote, from Scott Gilbert, Swarthmore College

DevBio, on line companion to Gilbert's textbook

Developmental Biology, with movies, from Bill Wasserman, Loyola University

FishScope, fish development, with movies, from the University of Washington

Amphibian development, from the University of Wisconsin

Human embryo development, from University of Pennsylvania

The Interactive Fly, Drosophila genetics/development, from the Society for Developmental biology

Plants in Motion, from Roger Hangarter, Department of Biology, Indiana University

Visual Models of Morphogenesis: A Guided Tour, from Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary


ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY

The Interactive Frog Dissection

The Visible Human Project, from the National Library of Medicine

The Heart: An OnLine Exploration, from the Franklin Institute

Global Anatomy On-line resources from Department of Anatomy, University of Wisconsin - currently includes several sections on neuroanatomy as well as a medical histology atlas

Digital Anatomist Program, Neuroanatomy, neuroscience, gross morphology with interactive labelling, from University of Washington

The Whole Brain Atlas, from Harvard Medical School

Neuroscience Tutorial Functional neuroanatomy, from Washington University School of Medicine

The Joy of Visual Perception: A Web Book, by Peter K. Kaiser, York University, Canada


ECOLOGY, POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY

Amazing Environmental Organization Web Directory - "Earth's biggest environment search engine"

Global Warming, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A Paleo Perspective on Global Warming, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

World Population Clock, US Census Bureau Population Dynamics Models, Java implementation of a variety of models, from the Section on Animal Ecology, Leiden University

World Resources Institute


EVOLUTION: THE PAST AND THE FUTURE

Human Prehistory: An Exhibition, wonderful pictures, assembled by D.I. Loizos, Professor of History, American College of Greece


RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS

Beyond Bio 101: The Transformation of Undergraduate Biology Education, from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

BioQuest Curriculum Consortium, centered at Beloit College

CELS, Coalition for Education in the Life Sciences

Access Excellence, "a pace in cyberspace for biology teaching and learning", supported by Genentech


Assembled by Paul Grobstein, with help from lots of friends (see Peter Brodfuehrer's home page, with course links).
Please suggest additions.

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