Virtual Library-Developmental Biology
This Virtual Library maintained by Society for Developmental Biology.
Research Resources Index
- Cell Biology Laboratory Manual - An extensive list of molecular and cellular biology protocols and techniques from Gustavus Adolphus College. Appendixes include: units and measures; statistics; graphs; computers; image analysis; centrifugation; spectrophotometry; radioactive tracers; photography; and chemical preparations. An excellent place to search for any standard molecular/cellular biology protocol.
- THE ZEBRAFISH BOOK A guide for the laboratory use of zebrafish, Danio rerio
- The Dictyostelium (Cellular Slime Mold) Virtual Library Home Page
- Atlas of Developmental Abnormalities in Common Laboratory Mammals This website is designed for rapid access to the image(s) of developmental abnormalities in common laboratory mammals.
- The Integrated Microscopy Resource (IMR) The Integrated Microscopy Resource is a NIH sponsored Biomedical Research Resource. They make their equipment and their expertise available to anyone in the biomedical research community. Furthermore, they are developing several technologies of interest to developmental biologists--one is multiple-photon imaging and the other is 4-dimensional imaging.
- The Interactive Fly--A cyberspace guide to Drosophila genes and their roles in development.
- World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Drosophila
- FlyBase is a database of genetic and molecular data for Drosophila
- FlyView is a Drosophila image database
- FlyBrain, an online atlas and database of the Drosophila nervous system
- Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project (BDGP) They are building an Encyclopaedia of Drosophila, that's a collaborative effort of the BDGP and FlyBase. A Genome Borwser and Annotated Sequence Viewer is coming soon to their site.
- UrchiNet contains information on the function and regulation of genes controlling development in the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus. There's information on 50 genes, 26 regulatory regions and 23 gene interactions.
- National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) The NIGMS is one of the National Institutes of Health. NIGMS supports basic biomedical research that is not targeted to specific diseases, but that increases understanding of life processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) The NIH is one of eight health agencies of the Public Health Service which, in turn, is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH works toward that mission by: conducting research in its own laboratories; supporting the research of non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; helping in the training of research investigators; and fostering communication of biomedical information.
- National Institutes of Health Special Interest Groups NIH Inter-Institute Interest Groups are assemblies of scientists with common research interests. These groups are divided into seven broad, process oriented parent groups, or faculties, and more than 30 smaller, more focused groups centered on particular research models, subjects, or techniques.
- National Science Foundation (NSF) The NSF is an independent agency of the U.S. Government; its mission is to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense.
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), research opportunities in aerospace medicine, life science, and microgravity.
- OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man)a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders authored and edited by Dr. Victor A. McKusick and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere, and developed for the Web by NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information). This database contains textual information, pictures, and reference information. It also contains links to NCBI's Entrez database, MEDLINE articles, and sequence information.
- Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI)
This Web site provides integrated access to various information resources on the genetics and biology of the laboratory mouse, including the Mouse Genome Database (MGD), the Gene Expression Database (GXD) and the Encyclopedia of the Mouse Genome (Encyclopedia).
- The Jackson Laboratory
This site has descriptions of all its mouse strains, as well as, supply sources and information about education related to the role of genetics in health and disease.
- The Transgenic/Targeted Mutation Database (TBASE), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Gene targeting protocols involving homologous recombination in mouse embryonic stem cells results in a large number of mutant lines with specific phenotypes and well-defined DNA structural changes. This Web site is a database of transgenic animals and targeted mutations generated and analyzed worldwide. It also includes knockout models.
- The Mouse Atlas and Gene Expression Database Project
The UK MRC Human Genetics Unit in Edinburgh is developing a digital atlas of mouse development and database to be a resource for spatially mapped data such as in situ gene expression and cell lineage. The project is in collaboration with the Department of Anatomy, University of Edinburgh. The gene expression database is being developed as part of the Mouse Gene Expression Information Resource (MGEIR) in collaboration with the Jackson Laboratory, USA.
- The Mouse and Rat Research Home Page
A central location for Internet resources for researchers using mice or rats in their work. Includes genome information, development, anatomy and physiology, laboratory suppliers, regulations and legal issues, technical guides and protocols, and conference announcements.
- Marine Models Electronic Record A peer-reviewed electronic journal and database on aquatic organisms of special value in biomedical research, published by the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA. Not all articles are developmentally relevant, but some are and many future articles will be.
- Human Embryological Modelling, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Home of the British Universities Human Embryo Database, as well as, useful information about 3D reconstruction of sections of human embryos; there are examples of many anatomical and embryological projects using digital media, including downloadable examples of animations and software.
- Bill Wasserman's Developmental Biology Page The Developmental Biology Page contains links to Web sites for Drosophila,
amphibian, zebrafish, C. elegans, sea urchin and Arabidopsis development. There are also several movies and animations of developmental processes.
- Indiana University Axolotl Colony The IU Axolotl Colony is a genetic stock center for the Mexican axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) supported by the National Science Foundation. This Web site provides information about the axolotl and about the services offered by the Axolotl Colony.
- Wadsworth's Wonderful Worms This is a research laboratory studying developmental neurobiology and the extracellular matrix. The nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans, is used as a model animal for genetic and molecular biology studies. The site includes self-scoring quizes, worm cartoons, and animations for java enabled browsers.
- The World Wide Web Wnt Window (Wnt genes). Roel Nusse at Stanford University maintains this site to keep track of the profusion of data on Wnt genes.
- Developmental Studies Hybridoma Bank (DSHB) at the University of Iowa supplies investigators with monoclonal antibodies useful for studies in developmental and cell biology.
- ZmDB-A Maize Genome Database, the home site of the NSF project "Maize Gene Discovery, DNA Sequencing, and Phenotypic Analysis."
- The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) The TAIR web pages provide tools and important information relevant to the Arabidopsis community and to the general plant biologist.
- Arabinet-Arabidopsis information on the World Wide Web
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