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 IRRI Library is responsible for maintaining the Rice Bibliography. Whereas the library catalogue contains a large collection of books and journals of interest to scientists researching rice or rice-related topics, the Rice Bibliography is a comprehensive bibliography of all books and articles directly pertaining to rice. It endeavours to include all articles and books relating to rice in the world, and is the world's largest and most complete source of scientific information about rice with almost 8,000 new references added each year. All articles pertaining to rice are sought out for the Rice Bibliography and IRRI Library acquires copies of the article whether or not it holds the particular serial in its collection. Over the years the Rice Bibliography has been mounted on a total of four software packages. The version on the screen before you contains references from 1970 onwards. Older references, a few going back to the mid-18th century, are available for searching at IRRI Library. ... [Information of the supplier]
The mission of the IPK Gatersleben, a Leibniz Institute, is to conduct basic and applied research in the area of plant genetics and crop plant research. The results of this work are not only of significant benefit to plant breeders and the agricultural industry, but also to the food, feed, and chemical industry. An additional research area, the use of renewable raw materials, is increasingly gaining in importance. ... [Information of the supplier]
The SoyBase web presence offers a comprehensive spectrum of data and tools for research on the soya bean, Glycine max. It integrates genetic and molecular-biological resources that are particularly relevant to the use of the soya bean. The data are organised primarily in the form of maps (Genetic Map, Physical Map, Sequence Map). ... [Editorial staff vifabio]
These data on weeds of rain fed lowland rice fields of Laos and Cambodia were collected in DELTA format and are a result of the research performed by M.L. Naples, an MSc student of the National Herbarium of the Netherlands in Leiden. The aim of her research, which is part of the project “Open Source for Weed Assessment in Lowland Paddy Fields” (OSWALD), was to address the issue of slow increasing rice productivity in Laos and Cambodia caused by weeds by creating a tool for decision-making in weed identification and control. This tool is targeted toward agricultural extension workers and rice farmers at the village level (Grard, 2004), as well as others involved in rice and weed management research, and will be made available in a practical format. The final product of this research is an interactive weed identification key, which includes information on the biology, ecology, morphology, management, economic and ethnobotanical uses and vernacular names of about 80 weed genera and species that can be used in the field to facilitate identification, control and understanding of common weed genera and species of rain fed lowland rice fields of Laos and Cambodia. ... [Information of the supplier]
The archive contains pictures of crop plants from the whole world and from all of humanity’s living areas. It encompasses more than 10000 pictures of 1700 plant species. With the “Picture search” key you enter a comprehensive database. Here you can search for various plant names (scientific, German and English) or various aspects of use. ... [Information of the supplier, translated]
The database was constructed during the, now completed, research project “Information System for Renewable Raw Materials” (INARO). It offers detailed information about 85 cultivated plants for which a search is possible with both German and botanical names. The target groups include all who are concerned with renewable raw materials ─ from agriculture, guidance, trade and processing, through research, administration, and the representation of interests, to consumers and the press. ... [Editorial staff vifabio]
World Economic Plants in GRIN is based on "World Economic Plants: A Standard Reference" (John H. Wiersema and Blanca León 1999). This publication provides essential reference data in a concise and readily accessible format for over 9,500 vascular plants of commercial importance in various parts of the world. It makes available to both scientists and nonscientists up-to-date scientific names for economically important vascular plants. It includes information garnered during more than two decades of nomenclatural research on economic plants by taxonomists of the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA-ARS). ... [Information of the supplier, modified]
The database encompasses information for 568 useful plants from the whole world as well as 510 illustrations (as of: 01-2007), accessible via a detailed search mask (Search for: names, family membership, origin and the organ used). The descriptions of the species contain, amongst other things, information about characteristics, contained substances, and uses, in many case also, photographs. ... [Editorial staff vifabio]
An estimated 50,000 - 70,000 plant species are used in traditional and modern medicine throughout the world. The great majority of medicinal and aromatic plant (MAP) species used today are collected from the wild. Unfortunately, available information suggests that up to 15,000 MAP species could be threatened, many as a direct result of unsustainable collection practices. Industry, governments, organic certifiers, resource managers and collectors are concerned about declining MAP populations and supplies, and are asking for a means to assess whether wild collection is sustainable. Consumers also want evidence that products are produced sustainably and ethically. ISSC-MAP has been developed to meet this need, and is the product of wide consultation with these and other stakeholder groups. ... [Information of the supplier, modified]
This website gives an insight into the huge diversity of plants cultivated within Northern Ireland which come from all the corners of the globe, with the emphasis on trees and shrubs rather than herbaceous plants. The trees include those planted in gardens or parks or as wayside amenity plantings, shelter belts etc. Please note it is currently under development and further species and information will be added from time to time. ... [Information of the supplier]