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Phylologist's Dream Site

The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists from around the world. On more than 4000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their evolutionary history (phylogeny), and characteristics. Pictures of literally everything!

If your into phylogeny,systematics, this is the one! -david

http://tolweb.org/tree/phylogeny.html
 
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Here are some sites I've mentioned in posts ages ago, but never put in this thread. Since we get questions on these processes every so often, I'll add them now.

Animation of glycolysis:
http://tidepool.st.usm.edu/crswr/glycolysismov.html

Citric acid cycle animation:
http://www.wiley.com/legacy/college/boyer/0470003790/animations/tca/tca.htm

Oxidative phosphorylation:
http://www.brookscole.com/chemistry_d/templates/student_resources/shared_resources/animations/oxidative/oxidativephosphorylation.html
 
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http://www.botany.org/plantimages/ [Broken]

This is a collection of some beautifully photographed plants, and has some good examples for studying as well.

http://www.cactus-art.biz/gallery/Photo_gallery_index.htm

And a whole bunch of cactii pictures. The huge variety and colour that you find in cactii is amazing.
 
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tnx for the website, really good
 
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Histone Acetylation Song

Found this on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUFsMY156fc"

Pretty funny!:rofl:

I'm new, so if this isn't the right place to post this, please move or delete. Thought it was worth sharing for those in to DNA
 
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You must check this video out if you are interested in molecular biology!

This is the best video I've seen on the subject of DNA replication and transcription.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8NHcQesYl8"

I think this video is helpful in introducing us to what is happening at the distance-scale of mRNA and transcription factors, and so on. The second part of the video with 3D computer animation shows the machinery that replicates DNA, and is also quite fascinating (move over quantum mechanics!).

What do ya'll think about it?
 
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That is a very good animation, and should be quite beneficial for students to better understand the process...especially those who are visual learners. My only critique of it is I wish they had cleaned up some of the background noise on their microphone; it's a bit distracting if one were to use it for classroom teaching, but given the rest of the quality of the animations, that's a minor issue.
 
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Re: Really cool websites!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6QYDdgP9eg&feature=PlayList&p=0696457CAFD6D7C9&index=0&playnext=1"

A Youtube documentary series by the user cdk007 explaining everything from abiogenesis to the rise of intelligence. He also has many other videos insightful and educational videos on a variety of topics that I would highly recommend. ( http://www.youtube.com/user/cdk007 )



http://www.kevinpluck.net/evolution-versus-intelligence/"

An interactive flash game that shows very simply how evolution works with the tiniest bit of selection, given the imperfect nature of reproduction and/or the shuffling of genes with sexual reproduction.
 
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Re: Really cool websites!

Free, on-demand biology lectures:
http://www.ibioseminars.org/

iBioSeminars is a project of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). It receives funding from ASCB, HHMI, the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) and Strand Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd..
 
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Oh, how wonderful!

I especially liked the "Early Phases of Mitosis", and it's even in quicktime format (which I much prefer).

Very nice sites.
I totally agree. :smile:
 
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Vincent racaniello's virology blog is a very helpful resource, and he has extensive courses on virology and influenza, was well as several podcasts.
http://www.virology.ws
 
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This one is a basic introduction to neuroscience. It's called "Neuroscience For Kids" but the material is actually quite in-depth and it has a lot of information that anyone who is new to the field would probably be interested in.

Table of contents:

http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/introb.html
 
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Nature Chemical Biology

Nature Publishing Group has announced that in June 2005 we will be launching Nature Chemical Biology, a new international forum for the timely publication of research at the interface between chemistry and biology.

http://www.nature.com/nchembio/index.html

Subscribers to Nature.com will get access to other goodies.
This may be of interest to the topic. http://www.ted.com/talks/jennifer_kahn_gene_editing_can_now_change_an_entire_species_forever?
 

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK10799/
Neuroscience, 2nd edition
Editors: Dale Purves, George J Augustine, David Fitzpatrick, Lawrence C Katz, Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, James O McNamara, and S Mark Williams.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0071390111/?tag=pfamazon01-20
Principles of Neural Science, Fifth Edition (Principles of Neural Science (Kandel)) 5th Edition
Editors: Eric R. Kandel , James H. Schwartz, Thomas M. Jessell, Steven A. Siegelbaum, A. J. Hudspeth

Just read what you like, and compare a couple of books, and wikipedia etc to see if they all say the same thing.
 
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK10799/
Neuroscience, 2nd edition
Editors: Dale Purves, George J Augustine, David Fitzpatrick, Lawrence C Katz, Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, James O McNamara, and S Mark Williams.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0071390111/?tag=pfamazon01-20
Principles of Neural Science, Fifth Edition (Principles of Neural Science (Kandel)) 5th Edition
Editors: Eric R. Kandel , James H. Schwartz, Thomas M. Jessell, Steven A. Siegelbaum, A. J. Hudspeth

Just read what you like, and compare a couple of books, and wikipedia etc to see if they all say the same thing.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK10799/
Neuroscience, 2nd edition
Editors: Dale Purves, George J Augustine, David Fitzpatrick, Lawrence C Katz, Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, James O McNamara, and S Mark Williams.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0071390111/?tag=pfamazon01-20
Principles of Neural Science, Fifth Edition (Principles of Neural Science (Kandel)) 5th Edition
Editors: Eric R. Kandel , James H. Schwartz, Thomas M. Jessell, Steven A. Siegelbaum, A. J. Hudspeth

Just read what you like, and compare a couple of books, and wikipedia etc to see if they all say the same thing.
Thanks :wink:

And which book would you advise me where I can find the detailed anatomical description of various structures of brain (hippocampus, amygdala and etc.) with their functions? In those four books are scarce information about various structures.
 
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Here is a Neuroscience book I really liked when I read it in the 1980's.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/019515956X/?tag=pfamazon01-20 (and others).
Apparently at least some reviewers still like it (5th edition).

Its not really a textbook, but more like a book to read after getting the textbook introduction to brain/nervous system parts, neuron cell biology, and neuronal physiology.
To me, its most interesting aspects elaborates on the textbook knowledge to describe how neurons take their varied inputs and compute their output. This involves understanding the cable properties of neurons (used for modeling the electrophysiology of the neuronal branches) and how local brain circuits compute their outputs. This stuff is at the heart of how a nervous system does its work.
 
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