Biology Community Portal
Welcome – From the Editor
Hello and Welcome to the Biology Portal
MERLOT is a spectacular collection of online resources you can access for use in learning and teaching. MERLOT is an initiative of the California State University.
The Biology board curates the materials related to life science. We assemble, review, and maintain resources in Anatomy & Physiology, Medicine, General Biology (including subdisciplines such as Botany, Zoology, Evolution, Genetcs, etc.), Biochemistry, Ecology and Environmental Sciences. The materials range from short videos or articles to entire courses. These can be used for learning, teaching, professional development or anything else you can dream up.
The Biology board consists of people from institutions across the country who volunteer their time and energy to upkeep and update the amazing collection of resources in the life sciences.
Meet the current Biology Board here.
We invite you to peruse and use the Biology resources found in MERLOT. You can create a portfolio of materials for use in a class, a project or simply for your own use. If we have reviewed the material you will see a rating and a summary of the review. You can also find comments from people who have used the resource.
You can help with the MERLOT project as well by contributing materials (which we will put in our queu to review). If you are interested in joining the Biology board, please contact the editors, Michael Plotkin or Marty Zahn. Our board uses this form for our reviews.
Understanding Science is the Biology Board's Classic Award winner for 2019. This site has a huge variety of resources that present a detailed and accurate portrayal of what science is and how it works. We hope you love it as much we do!
From Growing to Biology: Plants 1e
Ready to find out how plants are grown and function? Take a fantastic voyage through plants. From Growing to Biology:...
Protein Drug Discovery & Development
This is a slightly modified version of the lecture "Protein Drug Discovery & Development", which I gave on 2020-09-09 for...
Physiopedia - Improving global health through universal access to physiotherapy knowledge
A large collection of physiotherapy resources and reference material, including a physiotherapy wiki with a specific...
General Biology Labs
A series of Lab Exercises for Gen. Bio
New Ebola Outbreak Suggests The Virus Might Lurk For Years Inside People
This time last month, national authorities in the African nation of Guinea declared they were dealing with an outbreak of...
Machine Learning Tokyo
Machine Learning Tokyo (MLT) is dedicated to democratizing Machine Learning through Open Education, Open Source and Open...
CDC LabTraining Virtual Reality Series: Biosafety Cabinet Edition
This course enables learners to apply knowledge and practice setting up a biosafety cabinet (also known as a biological...
Extracting DNA from Fruit
All living things have DNA. This hands-on activity will enable you to extract DNA from fruit, such as strawberries, using...
How did dogs get to the Americas?
This is a scientific paper that details with fossil dated remains of domesticated dogs in the Americas.
Farming Fish on the Moon Could Feed Astronauts
The eggs of two fish species survived Russia's Soyuz spacecraft's launch conditions. Get the details here.
BioNetwork’s Virtual Microscope is the first fully interactive 3D scope - it’s a great practice tool to prepare you for...
Main Page - Proteopedia, life in 3D
Proteopedia presents the 3D structure & function of biomacromolecules, including the basics of protein structure,...
Ecology: Population Growth/Croissance des populations
Ecology: Population Growth is a Canadian adaptation of Connecting Concepts: Interactive Lessons in Biology by Robert...
A free online platform for science education from Harvard University
A Mixed Course-Based Research Approach to Human Physiology – Simple Book Publishing
The Biology 256 Fundamentals of Human Physiology Laboratory course was designed to provide students with hands-on access...
Simulator of a Laboratory of Biotechnology
This is a free Simulator of a Laboratory of Biotechnology designed to help you learn three basic methods of molecular...
Introduction to Environmental Science, 2nd Edition
This course uses the basic principles of biology and earth science as a context for understanding environmental policies...
Fundamentals of Cell Biology
This book is a study of cell structure and function at the cellular, subcellular and molecular levels. Upon completion of...
SARS-CoV-2 spike protein mutations
UK and South African mutant lineages of COVID-19 have increased contagion. The locations of these mutations in the spike...
The Undergraduate Student’s Guide to Geometric Morphometrics
A student guide that begins your journey with geometric morphometrics. Students with some experience with R, statistics,...
WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute | Better Healthcare for West Virginia and Beyond.
WE ARE IMPROVING LIVES BY PIONEERING ADVANCES IN BRAIN HEALTH. With the latest technologies, an ecosystem of partners,...
Litter to glitter: releasing the herbaceous groundlayer potential stored in oak forest floors -
By Dr. Andrew Vander Yacht, Michigan State University Presented on December 8, 2020 In oak-dominated communities...
Welcome to Learn Medical Neuroscience - Learn Medical Neuroscience
Learn Medical Neuroscience. A site to support learning in Medical Neuroscience, Neuroanatomy and Neurology. Full of links...
Debmitra SenWest Bengal State University
Carole WeigelAberdeen Public Schools
Daniel CallahanBaltimore City Schools
Aaron LittellCaldwell Community/Technical CollegeandTechnical Institute
Irma SantoroReinhardt College
Aaron DavisDixie State College
Julie GaudermanSaint Mary's University of Minnesota
Tara BunagModesto Junior College
Abisola OlatundeUniversity of Ibadan
Bakhtawar Javeddeakin university
Ivan MoteFlorida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Miracle JohnsonFlorida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Rachel SchleigerButte College
Angela Hill-CrimBakersfield College
Nakari LowmanFlorida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Melody SchmidButte College
Kritika PershadOakton Community/Technical College
Marco IbarraUniversidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos
Suzanne PassStoke on Trent college
Marie Johanna CuadraMindanao State University
Materials by Discipline
- Biochemistry and Biophysics (64)
- Biodiversity (98)
- Biology Education (18)
- Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (33)
- Botany (354)
- Cell and Molecular Biology (567)
- Comparative Anatomy and Physiology (13)
- Development and Embryology (66)
- Ecology and Conservation Biology (785)
- Evolutionary Biology (275)
- Genetics (729)
- Human Anatomy and Physiology (949)
- Life (133)
- Marine Biology (12)
- Medicine and Health (37)
- Microbiology (434)
- Mycology (6)
- Neuroscience (5)
- Zoology (251)
- American Society for Microbiology
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Ecological Society of America
- Human Anatomy and Physiology Society
- Association for Biology Laboratory Education
- Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
- American Society for Cell Biology
- Genetics Society of America
Journals & Publications
- Advances in Physiology Education
- American Biology Teacher
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
- Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching
- Bioscience Education E-Journal
- Cell Biology Education
- International Journal of Science Education
- Journal of Biological Education
- Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
- Journal of Research in Science Teaching
- Journal of Science Education and Technology
- Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education
Biology on the Web
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A mother who always loved being a Hilltopper
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Browse Book Genres - Biology
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Woman Finds Her Birth Mother 50 Years Later and Learns She Starred on Her Favorite TV Show
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This Is Your Neighbor: Matt Riechers
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Brendell Allen graduates Howard at 19
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DC Student Graduating High School At 16-Years-Old, Gets Accepted To 14 Colleges - Chooses ...
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Watch the Archived Broadcast of NJCU's COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A Town Hall
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Randall on CoSIDA Academic All-District Women's Basketball Team
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Biology on Twitter
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- What is the accuracy of rapid, point‐of‐care antigen and molecular‐based tests for the diagnosis of #SARSCoV2 infec… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
- RT @michaelhoffman: 1/Our perspective "Sharing biological data: why, when, and how" is now available, and on the cover of @FEBS_Letters! By…
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