The first international "Fascination of Plants Day" (May 18th 2012) will be launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation. The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science. vifabio is supporting this campaign by collecting the most important internet sources together for you.
You will find more biological web resources in our Internet Guide - a catalogue of annotated and evaluated internet sites.
The Plant Micromorphology Bibliographic Database (PMBD) is a unique bibliographic database maintained by the Kew Micromorphology Group. The database supports all of the group's research, including the two book series Anatomy of the Dicotyledons and Anatomy of the Monocotyledons. It contains over 90,000 references to publications and is probably the most comprehensive computerised index to higher plant micromorphology in existence. It covers most work published on plant anatomy and pollen/spore morphology in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and is regularly updated with new literature. All aspects of angiosperm and gymnosperm plant structure are covered, together with vegetative anatomy of pteridophytes. Common subject areas include ontogeny, ultrastructure, techniques, palaeobotany, embryology and seed anatomy. ... [Information of the supplier]
The worldwide largest database and most comprehensive resource on pollen and palynology provides an Illustrated handbook of pollen terminology and 7957 pictures of 1011 recent species, belonging to 603 genera, and 124 pictures of 32 fossil forms, belonging to 20 fossil genera. The database includes a detailed description of the pollen grain (shape in dry and hydrated condition, apertural details, wall-stratification and ornamentation, pollen coatings and cellular condition), images of each pollen grain (LM, SEM and TEM) and basic literature on each genus. Search forms allow to query the database in any combination of pollen grain characters, including images and literature. Moreover, a number of print-outs are available, e.g., standardized pollen grain description of each taxon, literature and/or images to each genus, a key to a selected family, herbarium labels. ... [Information of the supplier, modified]
The Digital Seed Atlas of the Netherlands, which appeared in June 2006, consists of a book and a website. The atlas is the successor to W. Beijerinck’s seed atlas, of which the 1976 edition has been out of print for many years. The atlas consists of digital photographs, made with the help of a microscope, of the seeds and fruits of over 1800 native plants, adventive plants and naturalized cultivated plants. If relevant, both the front and the back of the seed is shown. In addition, for a large number of genera both the seeds and the fruits are shown. The order of the plant families in the Digital Seed Atlas follows the classification used in the new (23rd) edition of the Heukels’ Flora of the Netherlands. The book is in full colour and hardbound, in A4 size. Each page has 9 colour photographs of seeds and fruits. The atlas contains a total of over 4000 colour photographs. The introduction is in both English and Dutch; at the back of the book are indexes of the Dutch and the scientific names of the plants. On the website you can see all the photographs on a larger scale and in more detail. The website will offer search functions based on the taxonomy used and on the characteristics of the seed. This second option provides a user-friendly way to identify an unknown seed quickly. The origin of every seed is also specified on the website. Purchase of the atlas gives you the right to access the website, which will be managed by the University Library of the University of Groningen. Private individuals will have access to the website by means of a user name and password, institutions through IP address authentication so that all staff will automatically have access to the website without further identification. The Digital Seed Atlas is a treasury of information for everyone who wants to identify seeds and fruits. It will be of use to ecologists, plant taxonomists, palaeobotanists and amateur florists. ... [Information of the supplier]
This is a database of 12,000 items compiled by Prof. G.M. Simpson, Plant Sciences Department, College of Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan. The Seed Bibliography covers material from the world literature on seed dormancy and germination from the 1890's to the present. Whereas recent publication on seeds is becoming very accessible through electronic indexes such as Agricola, CAB Abstracts, and Seed Abstracts, the significance of Prof. Simpson's database lies particularly in its coverage of the early literature. ... [Information of the supplier]
In Dr Kroll's database you will find literature on archaeological remains of cultivated plants published 1981-2004. You can search for species, country, area, site, space of time, period, culture, authors, year of appearance and keywords from the title. Furthermore, you will find a slide show with drawings of botanical macroremains, mostly seeds. ... [Editorial staff vifabio]
"Seeds of Woody Plants in the United States", USDA Agric. Handbk. 450, was published in 1974. Seed data were presented for about 800 species, varieties, and sub-species in 188 genera, considerable more than the 420 species and 140 genera in the 1948 edition. The 1974 Handbook proved to be very popular both in this country and abroad, leading to five printings and translations in several other languages. More than a quarter-century after its publication, however, numerous advances in tree seed technology have dictated that a new revision is needed; the result is the current volume. ... [Information of the supplier, modified]
The IAA was founded on September 11th, 1974 in the Hague, The Netherlands. At that time, aerobiology was not a new science as such, although its organization and international outlook was considered a really new phenomenon. As a matter of fact, aerobiology became a theme in 1964, when IBP (International Biological Program) was established. Subsequently, in 1968, an International Aerobiology Working Group was constituted to coordinate all the national aerobiological programs. Today the IAA has a membership of about 800 and is run by the Council, composed of members nominated by associated societies and organizations and by the Executive Committee comprising the President, Vice-President, Past-President, Secretary-General Treasurer, Webmaster and Newsletter Editor. They are elected by the Council taking office at the end of each Congress. Their term lasts 4 years, coinciding with the intervening period between two Congresses. The IAA organizes the Quadrennial Congress (International Congress on Aerobiology - ICA) which includes plenary sessions, symposia, scientific meetings, section meetings, commissions, committees, working groups, and exhibits on all aspects of aerobiology. Moreover, several International Courses and Meetings are being steadily held under the auspices of the IAA. The IAA publishes the International Aerobiology Newsletter twice a year and gathers all researchers interested in the study of atmospheric particles of biological origin. ... [Information of the supplier]
The Association promotes contact between scientists undertaking research in plant reproduction and related subjects through the initiation of conferences and congresses, workshops, databases, and by the exchange of information concerning the entire range of activities in the field of plant reproduction research. The society maintains a public website, publishes scientific articles in the journal Sexual Plant Reproduction and informs its members about scientific activities and advances via the Plant Reproduction Newsletter. ... [Information of the supplier]