Past Botanical Links of the Day for: January 23

Past Botanical Links of the Day for: January 23


January 23, 1997 - BioAgMed INFOMINE
BioAgMed INFOMINE is an encyclopedic directory of WWW resources for biology, agriculture and medicine with amazing depth and breadth. Central to the site is a powerful and easy to use keyword-based search engine. For browsing, there is a well-developed Table of Contents and directories of links indexed by subject, keyword and title. A great resource, constructed and maintained by the INFOMINE Development Team, Library, University of California, Riverside. (****)
January 23, 1998 - Incredible, Edible Flowers

Students and others on a tight budget this spring will want to know which things around the campus grounds and along country roadsides can be used to brighten up their bill-of-fare. Amazingly good and good-looking foods can be prepared with flowers, and a little botanical resourcefulness paired with tips from a cooking expert can make for quite a sustainable as well as amusing dinner party. Find a list of flowers common to floral cuisine and links to flower recipes on the internet at this site by Peggy Trowbridge for the Mining Co.(****) -LF
January 23, 2001 - Plants of the Northwoods
Plant images and information are provided in checklist form on this Northwoods natural history site (part of a larger site at http://www.rook.org/earl/bwca/ based on excursions into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, northern Minnesota and southern Ontario). Not all of the plants at this flora site have links or images, but those that do have extensive descriptions of each plant, which include trees, shrubs, herbs, fern allies, mosses, lichens and liverworts. An impressive and extensive non-commercial effort that should be useful as a natural history guide of the Web. Site by Earl R.S. Rook. (***1/2) -SR
January 23, 2002 - WattleWeb - Wattles of New South Wales
In Australia, the wattle (Acacia) is the largest genus of flowering plants, with over 960 species. People often can recognize that a given tree or shrub is a "wattle" but it is often difficult to identify it to species. This site features information about wattles, a clever interactive key, browser to many species descriptions, ecological information, and gardening with wattles. It is a bit visually impoverished but the information would be useful to anyone working on this plant or its near relatives. Site by Sydney Royal Botanic Garden. (***1/2) -S
January 23, 2003 - AGBIOS :: GM Database
This link provides direct access to a comprehensive database on genetically-modified crops provided by AGBIOS, a Canadian company "dedicated to providing public policy, regulatory, and risk assessment expertise for products of biotechnology." The database is search engine-driven with categories that include event names, crop plants, traits, inserted genes, types of approval, country of origin and original developer. Considerable scientific information is provided on this site. Readings on priniciples and practice of environmental safety assessment of transgenic plants, safety of GM livestock feed, novel food safety assessment and regulation of GM agricultural products are among the information materials available. Site by AGBIOS. (****) -S
January 23, 2006 - Morfologia de Plantas Vasculares
Morfologia de Plantas Vasculares is an Argentinian site of the Universidad Nacional de Nordeste that covers essentially all features of plant morphology from cellular to systematic. Their presentation of this material is quite complete and well illustrated. From what I took time to translate, this is an excellent web site and should be useful for much of the Spanish speaking botanical world. The site has neo-classical coverage, which is to say that it incorporates modern cell biological structure into the context of exploring seed plant organization. The site is currently about half complete -- worth browsing regardless of language. (***1/2) -SR