Links to other on-line resources|
Principle sources of Drosophila information
Developmental biology resources
Genome and bioinformatics links
- General Sites
Query - National Library of Medicine
As of 2004 this resource includes over 14
million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's.
- European Bioinformatics Institute
A powerful data integration platform
providing rapid access to life science data stored in more than 400 databases.
Use this resource to recover almost any
information, including structure, evolution and literature about any gene
or protein of interest.
- Biocarta: Observe how genes interact
Dynamic graphical models of gene interaction
- STRING - EMBL Biocomputing
Search Tool for the Retrieval of Interacting Genes/Proteins STRING uses the genes summaries from The Interactive Fly for text-mining
- GenMAPP: UCSF
Human, mouse, yeast and rat gene expression datasets visualized using the GenMAPP application program
- American Association for Laboratory Animal
The "Links" page consists of the following
subcategories: Associations, comparative medicine departments,
diagnostic labs and testing alternatives.
See for example University
of California Center for Animal Alternatives
and The Animal Welfare Information Center of
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Multiple Resource Sites
resources of NCBI
Major databases include PubMed, nucleotide
and protein sequences, protein structures, complete genomes and taxonomy.
- ExPASy Molecular Biology Server -
proteomics server of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Databases include Swiss-Prot and TrEMBL,
PROSITE, SWISS-2DPAGE and SWISS-3DIMAGE.
Resources of the Sanger Institute
Database resources include (1) Pfam, a
protein families database, (2) Rfam, an RNA families database of alignments,
(3) Wormbase, a C. elegans genome
database browser, and (4) SRS, a sequence retrieval system.
- Ensembl Genome Browser - Sanger
BLAST server and sequence retrieval for
several species, including human, chimp, mouse, rat, zebrafish, fugu,
fruitfly, C. elegans and C.
- Canadian Bioinformatics.ca Links Directory
A compendium of tools and resources for
- Entrez Gene - National Library of Medicine
a searchable database of genes
Protein - National Library of Medicine
Along with Entrez
Nucleotide, a redundant database of sequences providing citations and
other relevant links
- SwissProt - Swiss
Institute of Bioinformatics
A curated protein sequence database, which
strives to provide a high level of annotation (such as the description of the
function of a protein, its domains
structure, post-translational modifications, variants, etc.), a minimal level
of redundancy and high level of integration
with other database.
- iProClass -
Protein Information Resources
- NCBI BLAST server
Tools for recovery of protein and nucleic
- Genomic resourcs - Sanger Institute
- Protein Data Bank: RCSB
Worldwide repository for the processing and distribution of 3-D biological macromolecular structure data
- IHOP (Information Hyperlinked over Proteins): Protein Design Group
National Center of Biotechnology in Madrid
A gene network for navigating the literature
- Human Bioinformatics Sites
Gene family and gene specific sites
- Caenorhabditis elegans
Accurate, current, accessible information
concerning the genetics, genomics and biology of C.
elegans and some related nematodes
- Mouse Genome Informatics -
The Jackson Laboratory
access to data on the genetics, genomics, and biology of the laboratory
Ontology Browser - The Jackson Laboratory
- Links to molecular
function including cell adhesion molecule activity, motor activity.
signal transducer activity, transcription regulator activity, and
- Links to biological
process including behavior, cellular process, and development
- Links to cellular
component including extracellular, cell projection, cell surface,
cytoplasm and nucleus
Expression Data - The Jackson Laboratory
Search by gene symbol, gene ontology
classification, chromosomal location, developmental stage
and anatomical structure
ES cell lines for the purpose of producing knockout mouse
- Mosquito Genome
Blast Server - DOE Joint Genome Institute
The current Fugu data is
unassembled. The compact nature of the genome is largely due
to scarcity of dispersed repetitive
sequences (<10%). Fugu has been proposed as a model vertebrate genome
to understand the more complex human
genome and other vertebrate genomes.
- Sea Squirt
intestinalis - At the DOE Joint Genome Institute
Included is a Ciona BLAST server - The
Ciona intestinalis genome is the smallest of any experimentally
manipulable chordate. This organism
provides a good system for exploring the evolutionary origins
of the chordate lineage, from which all
- Honey Bee
Bee Brain EST Project - The W. M. Keck Center for Comparative and
Functional Genomics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Brain library ESTs were assigned molecular
function and biological process using the Gene Ontology classification
system. The site includes a BLAST tool.
General biology, science and educational sites
- Mutant fruit flies at The Exploratorium, San Francisco
- Biology Labs On-Line - Includes Virtual Fly Lab - perform your own crosses
- New Scientist Biology Web Links
- Science News for Kids
- Understanding Evolution - Your one-stop source for information on evolution - University of California, Berkeley
- MIT Open Courseware
- Open Culture Free Online Courses
- Electronic Zoo / NetVet - Invertebrate Page - Wash. U St. Louis
- BIOZONE: Bio Links
- Martindale's 'Bioscience & Biotechnology Center'
- The Scientist: The Newspaper for the Life Sciences Professional
- Intro Bio Links from Serendip of Bryn Mawr college
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- McGraw-Hill: Cell Biology Links
- Frank Potter's Science Gems - Life Science I
- NIH Curriculum on Evolution and Medicine
- Physical Science Hotlist: A collection of links to sites about chemistry education, physics, optics, and resources for teachers in the physical science field from the Franklin Institute.
- Reactions and Interactions: Explanation of chemical reactions and how atoms bond from the University of Rochester.
- Force and Motion: A great outline on the laws of motion and velocity.
- Earth Sciences: Listing of earth science websites with topics ranging from weather to geology from North Carolina University.
- Geology: Detailed site that outlines fossils, rocks, and the history of the Earth's surface from National Earth Science Teachers Association.
- Oceanography: Provides exercises to help students better understand physical oceanography from The University of Maine / School of Marine Sciences.
- Meteorology: Great classroom activities for understanding all aspects of meteorology, including precipitation, hurricanes, and fronts from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
- Living Things: Provides an outline of the classification of organisms from Georgia State Univeristy.
- HyperPhysics: Physics from Georgia State Univerisity.
- Genetics: Outlines the basics of genetics and heredity, and also tackles interesting subjects such as stem cell research and cloning from the University of Utah.
- Ecosystems: A page for students and teachers about the role of organisms in ecosystems, the food cycle, the water cycle, the carbon cycle, etc. from Marietta College.
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