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C. elegans and Other Nematodes
Other Model Organisms
Genomics
D-Bio Sites

Cell Biology Sites

Scientific Journals

Marine Biology Links

C. elegans and Other Nematodes

C. elegans WWW Server - Wonderful World of the Worm. Leon Avery at SouthWestern Medical (U T Dallas) maintains this site, which contains links to all online C. elegans labs and virtually every other C. elegans link in the virtual world.
Worms on the Web - Collection of links to C. elegans as well as other nematode sites, including parasitic nematodes and sites dedicated to phylogenetic issues.
Why Study This Worm? - A brief introduction to C. elegans from the Riddle Lab at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Caenorhabditis Genetics Center - Comprehensive strain lists and literature database at the University of Minnesota. Home of the Worm Breeder's Gazette.
GSC Nematode BLAST Servers - C. elegans and C. briggsae genome BLAST servers at the Genome Sequencer Center at Washington University
Sanger Centre C. elegans BLAST Server - C. elegans genome and EST BLAST server

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Other Model Organisms

FlyBase - Drosophila (fruitfly)
The Interactive Fly- Guide to Drosophila genes
The Fish Net - zebrafish
The Zebrafish Book- very useful guide for culture and maintenance of zebrafish in the lab
Dictyostelium WWW Server - cellular slime molds
The World-Wide Web Virtual Library : Yeast - Saccharomyces, Schizosaccharomyces, Candida
Sea Urchin Embryology- sea urchins (although not ideal for genetics, great organisms for studying fertilization); this site is geared more for high school classes but still worth checking out
Arabinet - Arabidopsis (small flowering weed popular with plant molecular geneticists)

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Genomics

Searching GenBank- Search the genome databases at the National Center for Biotechnology Information; use "Entrez Browser" for text searches and the BLAST server for sequence similarity runs
Genome Sequencing Center at Washington University - Human, mouse, zebrafish, nematode, Arabidopsis and yeast genome sequencing
The Sanger Centre - Human, nematode, yeast and bacterial genome sequencing
S. cerevisiae BLAST and FASTA Servers
Drosophila Genome Project
UrchiNet
 

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D-Bio Sites

Society for Developmental Biology
Virtual Embryo- Leon Browder's site with Dynamic Development tutorial (University of Calgary)
Zygote- Scott Gilbert's supplement to his textbook Developmental Biology (Swarthmore College)
Bill Wasserman's homepage- links to many other D-Bio sites plus a fun frog page (Loyola University in Chicago)
Biographies of Women in D-Bio

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Cell Biology Sites

The Biology Project - "An online interactive resource for learning biology" through the University of Arizona; lots of tutorials and quizzes covering basics of cell biology and biochemistry; a really good and useful site, particularly for Bio 21 Cell Biology students!
 
The MIT Biology Hypertextbook - Lots of tutorials and links to Cell biology related topics, like the Krebs Cycle
The Cell - This site has some useful lessons and quizzes; it's mostly geared toward microbiology and in fact has what appears to be a "chat room" for microbiologists, or anyone interested in discussing with others the life of single-celled creatures (yeah, seems a bit strange to me too).
Virtual Cell - 3-D representation of a plant cell
Cell Biology Laboratory Manual - lots of lab protocols (William Heidcamp at Gustavus Adolphus College)
Cells Alive! - commercial site, but quite a few neat images
The Rockefeller University Journey Into the Cell - a brief history of pioneering work done by Nobel Laureate Albert Claude and other researchers at the Rockefeller

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Scientific Journals
Science
Nature
PNAS
Cell
Development
Developmental Biology
Genes and Development
Development, Genes and Evolution
Journal of Cell Biology
EMBO Journal
Molecular and Cellular Biology
BioEssays
Seminar in Cell and Developmental Biology
Current Opinion in Genetics and Development
New Scientist
The Biological Bulletin (Wood's Hole MBL)

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Marine Biology Links

The MBL - The Marine Biological Laboratory in Wood's Hole, Massachusetts
National Resource Center for Cephalopods - NIH-supported research center in Galveston, Texas
The Cephalopod Page - very comprehensive site, with lots of cool images of octopuses, squids, and cuttlefish (created and maintained by James Wood, a grad student at Dalhousie University)
Marine Biology Learning Center
Marine Science Online Magazine

 

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