PLANT SCIENCE Links, Databases and Tools

 

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ONLINE SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE RESOURCES

Google Scholar – A search engine for academic and scientific text.

Agricola – A search engine via the USDA National Agriculture Library

AGRIS/CARIS – Agriculture Publications Database (at the FAO)

Plantstress Reference Database (See the left panel: stress specific selected references)

 

GENERAL AGRICULTURAL, PLANT SCIENCE AND BOTANY LINKS

Botanical Dermatology Database -- A family-by-family description of plants and the key chemicals that they produce

Botany Tutorials – Extensive collection of online resources, for teaching also.

Crop Nutrition – A premier soil fertility information resource

EcoCrop – A system (at FAO) to identify a suitable crop for a specified environment.

Ecotox – A database that includes effects of toxic substances on plants (from EPA)

FAOSTAT -- Statistical database on global food and agriculture at the FAO

GrainGenes -- The small grains database

Kimball Plant Biology links – Links on Prof. Kimball’ biology pages.

Mycorrhiza – Main information exchange for this important symbiosis.

Global Plant Breeding – A US website for plant breeders

Plants in Action -- Free on-line plant biology textbook by Australian and NZ plant scientists

Photographic Atlas of Plant Anatomy -- Covering an impressive range of 53 topics in plant anatomy

Plant Pathology online – The American Phytopathological Society

PlantFacts – a database to search for plant information from many Universities in the USA

Plants-In-Motion – You read the book – now see the movie.

Science and plants – Pre-college level educational materials on plants

US National Agricultural Library  -- More than just a library

Vegetation Distribution maps

World Water Links – Plants need water

 

Plant Taxonomy and related resources

Flowering Plant Gateway – Four systems of flowering plant classification

GrainTax -- Taxonomy of wheat and associated species (including a historical perspective)..

Harvard University Herbarium

Multilingual Plant Names  – Plant names in various languages

The Families of Flowering Plants – by L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

 

Metabolism and Biochemistry

Biochemical and Metabolical Pathways – A searchable index, and more.

Metabolic and Regulatory Pathways, (KEGG)

MetaCyc -- Database of nonredundant, experimentally elucidated metabolic pathways from more than 300 different organisms

 

LEARNING AND TUTORIALS

This site

Heredity and DNA -- A multimedia tutorial.

Introduction to Genetic Analysis – Textbook online

Mendelian Genetics – A free distance learning by Dr Jamie Love

Plant Breeding.org – US National Association of Plant Breeders

 
Plant (and stress) Physiology (Beyond browsing this web site)

Photosynthesis on the Web - A well received portal by Larry Orr and Govindjee

Plant hormones – in a nutshell

Plant Physiology on-line -- Summarized tutorials and links to special essays; By Lincoln Taiz and Eduardo Zeiger

The Online Biology Books – Free download

The Virtual Cell

 

METHODS AND PROTOCOLS ONLINE (for PLANTSTRESS SPECIFIC METHODS see link on the left panel)

Analysis of Metabolites – From the GCP

Cell Biology Laboratory Manual

Fast Plants – an introduction to growing and experimenting with Arabidopsis thaliana plants.

MaxChelator -- Buffer and chelate software

Methods in Plant Histology – The classical book (online), still useful.

Microscopy -- Virtual library of microscopy

Molecular Biology Techniques -- A hot list of molecular biology techniques on the web

‘Plant Methods’ – The online journal

Plant Tissue Culture Information

PrometheusWiki – A web resource for methods and protocols in plant physiology & ecology.

Protocols For Recombinant DNA Isolation, Cloning, And Sequencing – A complete hypertext manual

Protocols online – General biology lab reference book (extensive).

Springer Protocols  -- Search for published protocols in Springer publications

 

BIOLOGY, PLANT BREEDING AND AGRICULTURE SOFTWARE

Agriculture software directory

‘Agronomix’ – Plant Breeding and crops software

Plant breeding software.

Plant Breeding software – From Wageningen University

Hands on Genetics -- Instructional software for basic genetics.

IRRISTAT – Statistics package downloadable from IRRI

Molecular biology software

SAS User Guide – Online manual for the SAS statistical analysis package.

Field-book for your Android tablet – By Kansas State University team.

 

VARIOUS TOOLS

LocClim - Local Climate Estimator tool, by FAO.

Periodic table of elements -- Dynamic

Science Acronym Finder

World Climate- Essential climatic data by city/town (worldwide)

Unit conversion:

All Unit converstions

International System of Units – (SI)

              The “Dutch” unit converter

Dictionaries and translation:

All the Dictionaries that you might meed

Google translator – Online translations

Glossaries and Dictionaries on Line -- For Plant science, botany and biotechnology

One-Look Dictionary

 

 

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