Reference

Biology

Categories

* Darwin
* Genetic modification

Sites

* Biological Sciences @ Oxford Reference Online
A collection of reference books covering Biological Sciences.
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* A Dictionary of Biology
Published by Oxford University Press, 2000. Electronic Resource from Oxford Reference Online.
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* Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution
The Allan Wilson Centre advances knowledge of the evolution and ecology of New Zealand and Pacific plant and animal life, and human history in the Pacific.
* The Bioinformatics Institute, University of Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand's Bioinformatics Institute was established with funding from AgResearch Ltd, and the University of Auckland. With ten full-time researchers and twenty-five affiliate investigators, the Bioinformatics Institute is a centre of research excellence in bioinformatics, with specialisations in evolutionary bioinformatics, genomics, microarray analysis, and population and conservation genetics.
* Biology @ Studyit: for NCEA students
Studyit is an online learning environment for NCEA biology students.
* Biology @ Te Puna Web Directory
Links to New Zealand organisations and information.
* Biology Open
Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd this open access journal aims to facilitate rapid peer review for accessible research.
* Biotech regulatory wayfinder
Information on what is involved in the regulation of biotechnology in New Zealand, and links to where you can get further information. Includes an overview of what is regulated and why, who is involved in the regulation and what is involved in the process. It is intended to be suitable for a wide range of people - from researchers to the general public. Created and maintained by the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology
* CELLS Alive!
A graphic presentation that covers both plant and animal cells.
* Centre for Bioscience ImageBank
Search and browse thousands of "freely available images contributed by academics, researchers, Learned Societies, industry and individuals with rights cleared for educational purposes."
* DNA from the Beginning
DNA from the Beginning is organized around key concepts. The science behind each concept is explained by: animation, image gallery, video interviews, problem, biographies, and links.
* The Human Genome
The definitive site for information on the human genome, including the latest developments, disease, history, ethics and, of course, the mapping project.
* Learn.Genetics from the Genetic Science Learning Center
An educational resource that explains how genetics relates to our lives and society. From the University of Utah
* Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA)
A database of genes, inherited disorders and traits in more than 135 animal species (other than human and mouse).
* Open Biology
Open Biology is the Royal Society's fast, open access journal covering biology at the molecular and cellular level. This selective, online journal publishes original, high quality research in cell and developmental biology, molecular and structural biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, immunology, microbiology and genetics.
* Plant-SyNZ
This database focuses on New Zealand native plants and New Zealand native invertebrate herbivores (insects and mites). It includes naturalised and cultivated plants that host native herbivores and adventive and overseas invertebrate herbivores that feed on native plants. The Plant-SyNZT database will enable a user to search for and obtain a list of herbivores associated with a particular plant or search for and obtain a list of plants associated with a particular herbivore.
* SparkNotes Study Guide Biology
From evolution, cells, micro organisms, DNA to plants and animal behaviour. May require you to join but membership is free.
* Stem Cells in the Spotlight
Brush up on the fundamentals of the process with the animated intro, “What Is a Stem Cell?”; learn about the various ways in which scientists currently use the cells in their searches for cures for such diseases as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's and how they might employ them in the future; and even delve into the moral, religious and ethical debate surrounding lab access to “the body's building blocks.” Superb design, excellent graphics and jargon-free text elucidate the details of this fascinating and controversial medical phenomenon. From the University of Utah Genetic Science Learning Center
* WorldFish Center - FishBase Project
Mulit-lingual fish identification database