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Biological Sciences: Websites

Selected Websites

Biodiversity Hotspots
From: Conservation International and The Center for Applied Biodiversity Science

Biodiversity
From: Natural History Museum, London

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world. The ITIS is the result of a partnership of federal agencies formed to satisfy their mutual needs for scientifically credible taxonomic information.

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

National Human Genome Research Institute 
From: National Institutes of Health
Includes a link to ELSI (Ethical, Legal and Social Implications)

NCBI Taxonomy Homepage

Plants National Database
From: U.S. Department of Agriculture

The Tree of Life Web Project
The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists from around the world. On more than 9000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their evolutionary history and characteristics.

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