Biology 100 B 

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An Online Biology Book. A complete textbook by M.J. Farabee, from atoms to ecosystems.
Basic Biological Concepts Site developed for entomology students at UC Riverside, with chapters on evolution, genes, cells, respiration, and photosynthesis.
Encyclopedia Britannica Searchable, hyperlinked encyclopedia covering a wealth of topics.
Encarta  If you can't find it in Britannica, you might find it here. 
MIT Biology Hypertextbook. Chemistry for biologists, macromolecules, cell biology, enzymes, respiration, photosynthesis, Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, prokaryotic genetics, recombinant DNA technology, immunology
Access Excellence Biotechnology: genetic engineering in agriculture, forensics
Genetics glossary A hyperlinked genetics glossary from University of Edinborough
General Biology Subject Guide On-line resources from Biochem Links
Cells Alive! Schematic animations of cell division; images of various cells
Bugs in the news What the heck is ... (a gene, an antibody, a virus, etc. etc.)?
Merck Manual Home edition of the Merck Manual of Medical Information. Browse the contents or search for your topic.
American Council on Science and Health ACSH is a consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health. Search the site.
Mad Science All manner of information, based at Washington University Medical School
Our e-reserves Some articles for our course are available here
Quack Watch An excellent place to find out about "alternative" medical treatments

Evolution Links
Introduction to evolutionary biology
Evolution links on the web
Five major misconceptions about evolution
Observed instances of speciation. (Includes definition of "species")
Miracles and Molecules on the origin of biochemical complexity

Infectious and Parasitic Disease Links
Cells Alive! Includes HIV infection, cell structure, allergies, antibodies, penicillin, etc.
DPDx Identification and diagnosis of parasites of public health concern, produced by Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Parasitic Diseases. Excellent source of information on parasites!
Protist News Excellent annotated links from Howard Hughes Medical Institute at UCLA
Parasitic Diseases from the Karolinska Institutet (Sweden's medical school)
Protists as human parasites Trypanosoma, Leishmania, Giardia, Trichomonas, Entamoeba, Naegleria, Acanthamoeba, Plasmodium, Toxoplasma, Cryptosporidium, Isospora, Balantidium
Malaria Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Leicester
Introduction to the bacteria. UC Berkeley
Common helminth infections Worm infections in humans (MedScape) 
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What the heck is a virus?  Good discussion from Bugs in the News 
What the heck is Mad Cow Disease?  Also from Bugs in the News, this looks at the material from Genome chapter 20 from a different perspective.
Bacteria cause ulcers?  The story of Helicobacter pylori and its role in the disease formerly known as the archetype of psychosomatic disorders. 
What the heck is an antibiotic? History, use, misuse, and mode of action of anti-bacterial substances
Chlamydia and alzheimer's Microbe linked to Alzheimer's disease.
Chlamydia and heart disease  Microbe linked to atherosclerosis
Vaccination  The diseases that vaccines prevent (from CDC)
Vaccine safety information  Good list of articles from Immunization Action Coalition
The fight against antibiotic resistant bacteria The making of a Super Bug by Martin S. Westwell & Dudley H. Williams at University of Oxford and Cambridge University Chem Depts, respectively
The bad bug book How could you resist this government website about pathogenic organisms?

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