Scott's Botanical Links--August 2002

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August 30, 2002 - DC Herbarium / Flora of the Washington-Baltimore Area
The Department of Systematic Biology in the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Smithsonian Institution (SI), maintains the D.C. (District of Columbia) Herbarium. This searchable database was created using collections spanning nearly 100 years. Pages on the site include spring flowering records, a flower gallery, a checklist, and a bibliography. This site is a nice model of an herbarium site, maintained by the Smithsonian Institution. (***1/2) -S
August 29, 2002 - Photographic Atlas of Plant Anatomy
Covering an impressive range of 53 topics in plant anatomy, this site features numerous digitized images and a number of electron micrographs. Thumbnails representing each image are linked to medium-sized images (~300 X 500 pixels). Each image has a brief but succinct legend describing the image. This site was photographed, digitized and constructed by John D. Curtis of University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Nels R. Lersten of Iowa State University and Michael D. Nowak of UW-SP. (****) -SR
August 28, 2002 - Wildflowers of the Backbone Trail
This site is a collection of images from Michael Charters' weeklong hike on the Backbone Trail from Point Mugu State Park to Will Rogers State Park, Southern California, in May, 2002. A highly pictorial site, lists of common names and scientific names are linked to medium resolution images of flowers, which are labeled by name and family. A thumbnail site allows quicker examination of flower images, but is slow to load on a slow modem. So far, there is no search engine. Still the images are quite nice. This project was sponsored by Coastwalk and the Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council. (***) -SR
August 27, 2002 - Botany: The History of a Science
This site provides a remarkably thorough history of the development of botany as a science. Chapters include "First Scientific Descriptions" covering the Greeks (particularly Theophrastes), "Botany under Roman Reign," "Decline of Botany - the Dark Age," "Renaissance," "Botany in the 17th and 18th Century: the Basis of Systematics," "Microscopy: the Achievments of the 19th Century and their 17th Century Roots," "Characterisation of Cryptogams, Phylogenetic Relations between Cryptogams and Phanerogams," and "Physiology", followed by the literature. This is part of the Botany Hypertextbook by Peter v. Sengbusch. (****) -SR [note: links on the top seem to work, those on the bottom sometimes produced a 'forbidden' error]
August 26, 2002 - ChromDB: The Plant Chromatin Database
This research-oriented database features articles on "Chromatin for Beginners", a local BLAST search, dsRNA vectors for gene silencing, chromatin nomenclature, gene expression patterns, related links, downloads and participants in the "Chromatin Functional Genomics Consortium," which sponsers this. The site can be viewed at a wide variety of depths. "Chromatin for Beginners" provides a sophisticated introduction to chromatin & chromosome structure, chromatin modifications & gene regulation, epigenetic phenomena & chromatin modifications, as well as providing PDF files of selected references. This is a very complete site by ChromDB at University of Arizona. (****) -SR
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1998: January*, February*, March*, April*, May*, June*, July, August, September, October, November, December   (*Leigh's links)
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