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.
Mit seiner Elegie "Die Metamorphose der Pflanzen" macht Goethe uns auf eindrucksvolle Weise deutlich, wie gut wissenschaftliche Erkenntnis und dichterische Ausdrucksweise, zwei scheinbare Antithesen, in einer Synthese auf höherer Stufe vereinbar sind. Er eroberte hiermit auf zeitgemäße Weise Möglichkeiten zurück, wie die Antike sie besessen hatte, nämlich die Fähigkeit einer Lebensverbundenheit von Wissenschaft und Poesie. Goethe hat seine sachlich-empirischen Einsichten, die er durch Sehen und Beobachten gewonnen hat, nicht nur erkenntnistheoretisch angewandt, sondern zugleich auch naturphilosophisch und dichterisch gefaßt. ... [Information des Anbieters]
Nels Lersten has retired from teaching, John Curtis plans to do the same very soon. Between the two of us we have over 60 years of plant anatomy teaching and research experience. We felt it would be a shame if the thousands of plant anatomy images we have taken for teaching and research were to retire with us. Therefore, we have put many of these images on this website with free access given to anyone interested. We have made no effort to give a balanced treatment of anatomy topics although most topics are represented. Because much of our research has been on plant secretory structures, this set of image reflects that bias. We hope that these images will be useful to people teaching (and taking) plant anatomy and related courses. ... [Information of the supplier]
The main objective of the Plant Ontology Consortium (POC) is to develop, curate and share controlled vocabularies (ontologies) that describe plant structures and growth and developmental stages, providing a semantic framework for meaningful cross-species queries across databases. The Plant Ontology (PO) has been developed and maintained with the primary goal to facilitate and accommodate functional annotation efforts in plant databases and by the plant research community at large. The initial releases of the PO integrated existing ontologies for Arabidopsis, maize and rice; more recent versions of the ontology encompass terms relevant to Fabaceae, Solanaceae and other cereal crops. As a part of the POC project, participating databases such as TAIR, NASC, Gramene and MaizeGDB have been using PO to describe expression patterns of genes and phenotypes of mutants and natural variants. The Plant Ontology Consortium (POC) is funded by the National Science Foundation. ... [Information of the supplier]
Scientific society “Modern Phytomorphology” was founded in 2011 in Lviv. The main aim of society is organisation and coordination of scientific conference and publishing of the journal. The second aim is preparing the seminars, field schools and educative work. Society held the scientists which are specialized on the investigations of the morphology and anatomy of the plants and fungi, and which exploit this data in other fields of botanical science. Society is international noncomercial organisation. The membership is closed. ... [Information of the supplier]
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]
Researchers in legume taxonomy and systematics from around the world have joined forces to advance and propose a new updated family classification. In this context, the Legume Morphology Working Group (LMWG) was created primarily to contribute to the identification of morphological characteristics that are taxonomically and phylogenetically useful. The international symposium and workshop “Legume Morphology: Current Knowledge and Future Directions” is an important step towards achieving the general objectives of the LMWG: i) to support the work of the Legume Phylogeny Working Group (LPWG) towards developing the new classification of Leguminosae; ii) to evaluate how comparative morphological studies may help to better understand species groups, and poorly-resolved molecular phylogenetic relationships; iii) to identify gaps in our knowledge about legume morphology and coordinate efforts to fill these gaps; and, finally, iv) to promote consistency in legume morphological terminology for effective communication in the legume community, through an illustrated glossary including definitions that can be used widely as a standard reference. This event represents the first time that legume researchers focusing on legume morphology in and beyond South America reunite to advance legume systematics in a coordinated way. Furthermore, this event would be hosted by one of the countries with the highest legume diversity worldwide (221 genera and 2.800 species listed in the Flora of Brasil) and a long tradition of legume research. ... [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]