Past Botanical Links of the Day for: April 27

Past Botanical Links of the Day for: April 27


April 27, 1998 - The Arboretum at Arizona State University
Though not dedicated as an Arboretum until 1990, ASU's collection (one of the best in the desert!) of date palms, conifers of the Southwest, and native southwestern plants began with the vision of early Administrators some ninety years ago. Today the important oasis of educational, research, and recreational opportunities is particularly concerned with landscape uses of plants for sound water management and conservation practices. The Arboretum's website features a  Plant Index linked to Fact Sheets on various plants on campus and its  Newsletter along with an important link to the Department of Plant Biology. There find links to course syllabi and the ASU Photosynthesis Center now featuring "The Power of Green" by John Svetlik, a report of research at the Center for the Study of the Early Events in Photosynthesis supported by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies.
Site by Jody Namio and Michael Buschbacher II with photographs by H. Val Peterson, Jerry Bevins, and Richard Harris; Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.(****) -LF
April 27, 1999 - Plant Molecular Biology
This site provide supplemental course materials for PLSC 731 at the University of North Dakota. Several page essays are available on: DNA - Basics of Structure and Analysis, Mapping Plant Genomes With Molecular Markers, Analysis of Plant Genomes with Molecular Markers, Mapping Quantitative Trait Loci, Plant Genome Organization and Structure, Cloning and Cloning Vectors, Map-Based Cloning of Plant Genes, Transposon Tagging of Plant Gene, Analyzing Plant Gene Expression with Transgenic Plants, Transcription, Control of Plant Gene Expression by Cis-Acting Elements & Trans-Acting Factors, and Genes Controlling Flower Development in Plants: Mendelian Genetics to Molecular Sequence. Selected essays would make an excellent addition to undergraduate or AP biology treatments of plant molecular biology. Site by Phillip E. McClean, UND. (****) -SR
April 27, 2000 - Evolution at NYU
The author of this website heartily emphasizes these pages are a supplement to, not a substitute for attending his Evolution course, but for the unenrolled, why not brush up on the highlights of evolutionary theory with this fine syllabus from NYU! Get the notes on Darwin, Adaptation, Evolutionary Genetics, Speciation, Systematics, History of Diversity, Biogeography, Origins of Novelty, Molecular Evolution, Coevolution, and Human Issues. And check out the sharp presentation of this site by David H. A. Fitch, Department of Biology, New York University, New York.(****)LF
April 27, 2001 - Michigan Wildflowers 2000
This site from 2000, and its companion site from 1999, display multiple digital images of over 150 local plants. Although these are listed by common name, the scientific name is available on the linked page. The images are high quality, 640 X 640 pixel images, and there are frequently as many as four for each species. A link at the top of each page provides the largest images. A very nice local site by by Charles Peirce, CC-CHS Biology Project, Carson City-Crystal High School. (***1/2) -SR
April 27, 2005 - Atlas of medicinal plants by Daniel Haake
Atlas of medicinal plants includes images of about 120 seed plants, with considerable additional information provided by PubMed and GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network). These sites integrate data on common names (numerous languages), distribution, economic importance, references, and a variety of other links. This metadata set is a reasonable first step in obtaining research information about the plants covered from original sources. Images are on site, but other contributions are largely in databases of others. (***1/2) -SR