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Biological Sciences: A Guide to Web Resources: Images


e-Mouse Atlas Project - EMAP

A full 3-D anatomical atlas of mouse development & an associated database of gene expression patterns, cell lineage, & other spatially organized data.

The Big Picture Book of Viruses

This site serves as a catalog of virus pictures on the Internet as well as a resource to information about viruses.


Biological images can be searched or browsed (under Resources) in three major categories: zoology, botany, & histology.

Cells Alive

Video clips, animations, & text on cellular functions.

Developmental Biology Cinema

From the Society for Developmental Biology, this Web site offers video sequences of developing embryos (organisms) and experimental techniques.

Interactive Atlases: Digital Anatomist Project

Each atlas is comprised of a set of structurally annotated color images containing 2-D and 3-D images from cadaver sections, MRI scans, & computer reconstructions.


A searchable database offering over 7,000 pictures of flowers & plants.

Image Library of Biological Macromolecules

Repository of molecular structures, featuring selected VRML (as well as two dimensional) images of "building blocks" and macromolecular structures.


Dedicated to the microscopy & microanalysis of materials at the atomic, molecular, cellular, and macromolecular scales.

Plant Image Gallery

A collection of high-quality images of plants, mainly from Europe, Costa Rica, Japan, & the Galapagos Islands.

PLANTS: Image Gallery

A browsable and searchable image gallery of plants, primary from the U.S. Produced by the USDA.

Smithsonian Catalog of Botanical Illustrations

A database of botanical illustrations from three plant families: Bromeliaceae, Cactaceae, and Melastomataceae.

Vascular Plant Image Gallery

vascular plant names are listed alphabetically by family; to view an image simply click on the name; some familiarity with vascular plant taxonomic nomenclature is assumed.

The Whole Brain Atlas

An atlas of normal brain structure & function as well as normal aging of the brain & vascular anatomy of the brain.

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