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!
ButterBike At School: Beyond A Book
ButterBike offers a variety of tools that are free, self-contained, and easy to integrate into existing classroom...
Cells and Cell Structure | CancerQuest
All living things are made up of cells. Some organisms, such as bacteria, may exist solely as single-celled creatures....
Immunology | T- Cell Development
Ninja Nerds,Join us in this video where we discuss the thymus gland and T-cell development. We go into detail on positive...
Understanding the Cells of the Immune System
A visual explanation of the cells of the immune system and their different functions that provide an immune response to...
Understanding the Immune System in One Video
This video provides a visual overview of the immune system.Written notes on this topic are available at:...
Problems in Human Egg Fertilization Are Common | Cell And Molecular Biology
This ©MPI for Biophysical Chemistry microscopy image shows a bovine egg after fertilization. | Cell And Molecular Biology
Mutations - Relentless Drivers of Evolution and Disease
Mutations, changes to the DNA code, provide the means of generating new traits that are subject to natural selection;...
The Laws of Inheritance: A Journey from Mendelâs Abbey to Iceland
A living organismâs traits are controlled by its genes. The fundamental rules for how genes give rise to traits and how...
CRISPR-Cas9 A New Tool for Genome Editing
CRISPR-Cas9 has transformed biology by providing a new tool for genome editing. This key experiment reveals how Doudna,...
Agarose Gel Electrophoresis
Gel electrophoresis is a powerful technique in molecular biology that enables separation and visualization of...
Developing a New Drug
This video takes you through the many steps involved in the drug development process, including 1) high through put...
Proteins that regulate gene expression by activating or repressing transcription by RNA polymerase.
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,...
Ilse BillingsTUSD Cholla High School
Muralikandhan KamarajAnnamalai University
Pameeka Smith-PearsonNorth Carolina AandT State University
Pupils DistancePupils Distance
Fatma İşleyenEyüboğlu Eğitim Kurumları
Shannamar DeweyButte College
Veronica SegarraHigh Point University
Kimberly TurnerRiverview Rural High School
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
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Journals & Publications
- Advances in Physiology Education
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Biology on Twitter
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- VIEW is a new #OpenAccess journal transforming biodiagnostics research excellence into innovation.
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- Check out this Editor's Choice article from Human Mutation.
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- Long, non-coding RNAs are defined by their length (>200 nt) and their low coding potential.
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