The Encyclopedia of Life aims to contain data on all species in the world. It includes information such as the size, distribution, diet, habitat, ecology and age of species. It can be used as a comparative reference for all species on earth.
WormAtlas is a database for the behavioral and structural anatomy of C. elegans. This resource contains a comprehensive set of images and videos of C. elegans anatomy and motility.
WormBook contains peer-reviewed chapters on the biology of C. elegans.
WormBase contains information on proteins and genes.
Morphbank is a repository for microscopy images that can be used for the comparative anatomy of many organisms.
DPDx is a database, maintained by the CDC, that contains images of parasites and information on parasitic life cycles in diseases. This resource can be used as a reference for the 3D structure and appearance of parasites and as a starting point for collecting information for a human disease centric bio-visualization.
Mouse Genome Informatics
The Mouse Genome Informatics database contains a wealth of information on the mouse model organism.
Rat Genome Database (RGD)
The rat scientific resource, model organism in medical, psychological, and other research. Molecular, physiological pathways. Phenotypes. Disease Portals: Cancer, Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Immune and Inflammatory, Neurological, Obesity/Metabolic, Renal, Respiratory.
The zebrafish model organism database resource, model organism for embryonic development; esp. regeneration. Anatomy atlases and resources, phenotypes, gene expression etc.
The scientific resource for Xenopus, model organism in vertebrate embryology and development, basic cell and molecular biology, genomics, neurobiology, toxicology, human diseases. Anatomy, organ atlas, cell fate maps, developmental stages, movies; genome, expression data etc.
The comparative scientific resource for plants! Gramene is a curated, integrated data resource for crops and model plant species.
The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR)
The scientific resource for Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetic, molecular biology data. Gene expression, proteomics, metabolomics, nomenclature portals.
Comprehensive data source for the bee research community. Model organism for social behavior & global ecology.
The scientific resource for information relevant to invertebrate vectors of human pathogens. Genomes, transcriptomes, proteomes, mitochondrial data, population biology, pathogen transmission etc.
The scientific resource for Drosophila, model organism in genetics and developmental biology, human disease. Visual browsers by organ, life cycle stages, germ layer, tagma. Atlases, images, videos. Various data repositories. Interaction and pathway databases. Human disease Drosophila models & orthologous genes.
The scientific resource for Dictyostelium discoideum, model organism borderline between uni- & multicellularity. Biochemical pathways, phenotypes, videos etc.
The scientific resource for fission yeast. PomBase is a comprehensive database for the fission yeast S. pombe, providing structural and functional annotation, literature curation and access to large-scale data sets.
Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD)
Provides comprehensive integrated biological information for the budding yeast S. cerevisiae along with search and analysis tools to explore these data. Expression, biochemical pathways, phenotypes, interactions etc.
Database of protein subcellular localizations for bacteria and archaea, determined through laboratory experimentation and computational predictions.
A “window” on the biology of more than 100 microbial species from the domain Archaea.
Model-organism database for the bacterium Bacillus subtilis. Gram-positive. Model for bacterial chromosome replication and cell differentiation.
Scientific database for the bacterium Escherichia coli, the most widely studied prokaryotic model organism. Gram-negative.
All the Virology on the WWW
Up to date index site seeks to link and catalog virology pages world-wide.
Virus structural resources, virus structure tutorials, gallery.
Database of virus structures, a Virus Particle Explorer. The emphasis of the resource is on providing data from structural and computational analyses, as well as high quality renderings for visual exploration.
Virtual Plants Project
Computational approach to plant development to better understand the complex interaction of physical, physiological and genetic mechanisms that control plant morphogenesis. Aims to build an integrated picture of meristem development at different spatial and temporal scales by bringing together knowledge coming from plant architecture at macroscopic scales and from developmental biology at cellular and molecular scales. Computational models of plant development to understand the physical and biological principles that drive the development of plant branching systems and organs.
Movies and visuals of vertebrate embryology. Chicken, Mouse, Human. Various embryology resources, discussions, links to references.
Site dedicated to movies of Drosophila embryogenesis, organogenesis, morphogenetic movements, cellular processes, etc.
Visible Human Project
The Visible Human Project by the National Institute of Health a complete, anatomically detailed, digital image database of complete human male and female cadavers reconstructed from CT, MRI and cryosections. It can be used as an anatomical reference for the human body.
Virtual Human Body
The Virtual Human Body is an illustrated human anatomy atlas. It can be used as a whole organism structural reference for human body systems including the lymphatic, cardiovascular, and nervous systems.