Additional Plant Resources


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CourseSource is an open-access journal of peer-reviewed teaching resources for undergraduate biological sciences.
 
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory  
 
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s DNA Learning Center provides laboratory experiments, computer explorations, and an interactive exhibition for students, educators, and the public.
 

GameteMaker

 
 
GameteMaker is a novel plant-based (rapid-cycling Brassica rapa) model system to help students connect mutant phenotypes with underlying, DNA sequence-based genotypes.
 
Greenomes website  
 
Greenomes provides laboratory and bioinformatics exercises to introduce students to modern plant genetics and genome research. This is a sister site to the Prep Online Lab Notebook funded by the National Science Foundation.
 
Power by iBiology  
iBiology seeks to support educators who want to incorporate materials that illustrate the process and practice of science into their curriculum. iBiology’s open-access free videos feature leading scientists in biology, exploring how they think about scientific questions and conduct their research.
 
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The Nottingham Arabidopsis Stock Centre (NASC) provides seed and information resources to the International Arabidopsis Genome Programme and the wider research community. It was established in April 1991 as part of the Plant Molecular Biology initiative of the Agricultural and Food Research Council (AFRC). This handy and fun pamphlet from our friends at NASC will help you avoid the top 10 ways of (accidentally) killing your Arabidopsis plants: 10 Tips to Avoid Killing Arabidopsis
 
National Science Foundation website  
The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports the work of researchers who are mapping all the genes of model organisms, with the goal of identifying the location and function of each gene. These researchers have already made fundamental discoveries that may lead to the development of more beneficial crops and forest products. For more information, see Arabidopsis, The Model Plant.
 
 
 
 
Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education) is a great place to find new resources for teaching plant biology.
 
 
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In PREP-U, undergraduates design experiments to examine interactions between wild-type and mutant Arabidopsis plants and leaf or root herbivores. The goal of the experiments is to investigate the interaction between the plants and herbivores to understand the relationships between genes, biochemicals, organisms, and populations.
 
 
 
 
Purdue University's 101 Ways to Grow Arabidopsis was created for researchers by researchers. This site reports the results of applied horticultural science experiments to determine methods of growing Arabidopsis thaliana that are successful, repeatable, and scalable.
 
TAIR website  
 
The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) maintains a database of genetic and molecular biology data for the model higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Data available from TAIR includes the complete genome sequence along with gene structure, gene product information, metabolism, gene expression, DNA and seed stocks, genome maps, genetic and physical markers, publications, and information about the Arabidopsis research community. TAIR maintains an Education and Outreach portal which presents links to educational resources and outreach programs for Arabidopsis, plant biology, genomics and biotechnology, which may be of interest to students, teachers, and researchers.
 
University of California, Riverside  
 
The Dynamic Genome Program at the University of California, Riverside provides courses for students to conduct cutting edge research while learning core concepts in genomics and molecular biology.
 

 

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The GenomeWeb Intelligence Network provides breaking news about genomics tools and technology.
 

 

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Science Tools in the Classroom partners with teachers in bioinformatics to diversify and broaden participation in the scientific workforce by focusing on DNA-based applications for elementary and middle school students in southern New Mexico.