An Introduction to the Western Australian Flora
Western Australia is recognised as possessing one of the most diverse and unique floras in the world. The isolated south-western corner of Western Australia, with its mediterranean climate, is considered amongst the world’s 34 plant biodiversity hotspots.
This web site delivers the latest authoritative information about the Western Australian flora in an accessible and interactive manner. Information is presented in a thematic way, so that users focused on particular components of the State’s flora, such as the conservation taxa or naturalised weeds can readily keep up to date.
Users can also find information by browsing or searching the site to explore their own special interests. FloraBase provides botanical information on all Western Australian vascular plant families, genera and species as well as identification tools, photos, maps, and (for registered users) the collecting details of over 742,276 vouchered herbarium specimens from across the State. A database of Robert Brown’s Australian botanical specimens is also available. Read the rest of this entry »
DOL (DiversityofLife.org) is a web interface based on the Encino Software Project. It encompasses a set of server-side programs written in C and Perl combined with a comprehensive relational database with a comprehensive set of SQL query tools and user-management functions. The goal of DOL is to provide a “plug-and-play” management and server solution for biodiversity data, with tools for image database management and retrieval, morphological data management, diagnostic key generation, cladogram display and navigation, specimen data, descriptions, classifications and nomenclature.
DOL SISTER WEBSITES:
In addition to the main DOL and PSO websites hosted at Cornell, two other nodes have been added in 2006. One of these is now public:
PhytoImages is served from Southern Illinois University, in Carbondale, Illinois. The webmaster and head curator of the site is Dan Nickrent, as specialist in parasitic plants. However, the site includes a wide variety of vascular plant photos of extremely high quality, and will be the server for a large project by Dale Vitt on bryophytes. The latter project will include new extensions to Encino that allow relational databasing of biomes classifications to images. Read the rest of this entry »
Our knowledge of the many life-forms on Earth – of animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria – is scattered around the world in books, journals, databases, websites, specimen collections, and in the minds of people everywhere. Imagine what it would mean if this information could be gathered together and made available to everyone – anywhere – at a moment’s notice.
This dream is becoming a reality through the Encyclopedia of Life.
Our Vision: Global access to knowledge about life on Earth.
Our Mission: To increase awareness and understanding of living nature through an Encyclopedia of Life that gathers, generates, and shares knowledge in an open, freely accessible and trusted digital resource.
EOL is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the following institutions: Read the rest of this entry »
Who We Are
The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.” The BHL consortium works with the international taxonomic community, rights holders, and other interested parties to ensure that this biodiversity heritage is made available to a global audience through open access principles. In partnership with the Internet Archive and through local digitization efforts, the BHL has digitized millions of pages of taxonomic literature, representing tens of thousands of titles and over 100,000 volumes.
The published literature on biological diversity has limited global distribution; much of it is available in only a few select libraries in the developed world. These collections are of exceptional value because the domain of systematic biology depends, more than any other science, upon historic literature. Read the rest of this entry »
The database currently comprises 195901 names of african plants with their nomenclatural statuts. Data capture, edition and broadcast are the product of a collaboration between the South African National Biodiversity Institute, the Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève, Tela Botanica and the Missouri Botanical Garden
Data are based on:
- Tropical Africa: J.-P. LEBRUN & A. L. STORK (1991-2012). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale et Tropical African Flowering Plants: Ecology and Distribution, vol. 1-7. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève.
- Southern Africa: G. GERMISHUIZEN & N.L. MEYER, eds, (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist Pretoria.
- North Africa: DOBIGNARD, A. & C. CHATELAIN (2010-2013) Synonymic and bibliographic index of North Africa plants. vol. 1-5.
- Madagascar: Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Madagascar. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.
Data are updated on a regular basis, following the literature.Any information on missing or corrections is most welcome.
Names and synonymy are used as the nomenclatural backbone for the “African Plants Initiative” (Aluka, Andrew W, Mellon Foundation) and used by many other projects.
Url : http://www.ville-ge.ch
- Atta-ur Rahman, University of Karachi, Pakistan
Natural products present in the plant and animal kingdom offer a huge diversity of chemical structures which are the result of biosynthetic processes that have been modulated over the millennia through genetic effects. With the rapid developments in spectroscopic techniques and accompanying advances in high-throughput screening techniques, it has become possible to isolate, and then determine the structures and biological activity of natural products rapidly, thus opening up exciting new opportunities in the field of new drug development to the pharmaceutical industry. The series also covers the synthesis or testing and recording of the medicinal properties of natural products.
“There is a good mix of chemistry, structure elucidation, synthesis, and biology in the various chapters, thereby appealing to a diverse readership. The diagrams are clear and the writing excellent. In summary, this is another excellent volume in a very valuable series on natural products for which Professor Atta-ur-Rahman is to be congratulated…… an important and essential asset for those libraries supporting the efforts of natural product research groups.”
Geoffrey A. Cordell, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA, PHYTOCHEMISTRY, Vol.65, 2004
Natural product chemists, medicinal chemists, pharmacologists as well as researchers, particularly those in academia and in the pharmaceutical industry
The Journal of Medicinal Plants Research (JMPR) is an open access journal that provides rapid publication (weekly) of articles in all areas of Medicinal Plants research, Ethnopharmacology, Fitoterapia, Phytomedicine etc. The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers will be published shortly after acceptance. All articles published in JMPR are peer-reviewed.
Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged, provided that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single Microsoft Word file (preferably in Arial font).
The Journal of Medicinal Plant Research is published weekly (one volume per year) by Academic Journals. Read the rest of this entry »
Pharmacognosy Journal [Phcog J]- A Rapid and swift publication from Pharmacognosy Network Worldwide [Phcog.Net]. Phcog J is not an annual, a quarterly, a monthly, or a weekly. It is being published when the article is ready. Highly indexed & abstracted, Swift editorial decisions, Quality papers, exclusively for Pharmacognostic studies.
- Editor-in-Chief : Dr. Srisailam Kesetti, Ph.D
- ISSN : 0975-3575
- Frequency : Rapid at a time publication (6 issues/year)
Indexed and Abstracted in : SCOPUS, Scimago Journal Ranking, Chemical Abstracts, Excerpta Medica / EMBASE, Google Scholar, CABI Full Text, Index Copernicus, Ulrich’s International Periodical Directory, ProQuest, Journalseek & Genamics, Index Pharmacus, PhcogBase, EBSCOHost, Academic Search Complete, Open J-Gate, SciACCESS. Read the rest of this entry »
“International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS)” is an official scientific website for the online publication of research or review articles through various research scholars. IJPRS is published quarterly per year in January, April, July and October. IJPRS is committed to published original research work by pharmaceutical research scholars. This work will contributes significantly to the society as well as the scientific knowledge in Pharmaceutical research field. All the research works were classified in various main subjects such as Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Technology, Regulatory affairs, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Quality Assurance, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical management and Natural Sciences. The Journal publishes original research work on website as well as through E-Journal. Read the rest of this entry »
Building #20, College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742, Korea
Tel: +82-2-880-2455, Fax: +82-2-762-8322
On Dec. 27, 1939, Natural Products Research Institute was founded as an affiliate of Kyungsung Imperial University in Kaesung Branch. The original institute was established to study Chinese medicinal resources in Manchuria, China and the Korean peninsula. With the liberation in 1945, Seoul National University was founded through amalgamation of Kyungsung Imperial University. The institute marked the first research institute of Seoul National University. The research institute was later renamed as the Natural Products Research Institute in 1992. Under the Research and Development of New Drugs Originated from Natural Products Act, the institute was designated as the National Center for Research and Development of New Drugs Originated from Natural Products from the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Korea. In 2001, the institute was merged with the College of Pharmacy. In 2008, the institute was relocated to pharmacy building #20 in Gwanak campus. Read the rest of this entry »
- Flora Base-Western Australia Flora
- Diversity of Life
- Encyclopedia of Life
- The Biodiversity Heritage Library
- African Plant Database
- Studies in Natural Products Chemistry
- Journal of Medicinal Plants Research (JMPR)
- Pharmacognosy Journal is now published by Elsevier
- International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS)
- Natural Products Research Institute,College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University