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!
Wetlands Watch - Videos
Wetlands Watch has begun producing videos that will help both the public and environmental stakeholders better understand...
Wetlands Watch - Citizen Action
According to the Virginia Outdoors Plan "wetlands, both tidal and non-tidal, are among the most important natural...
Wetlands Watch - Managed Retreat Planning
Wetlands Watch is leading a Pilot Project to develop local government sea level rise retreat policies using land...
Wetlands Watch - Conservation Landscapes
Our landscapes and shorelines can either be resilient - part of the solution - or the cause of wetlands loss, water...
Wetlands Watch - Floodplain management
The management of floodplains can determine how adaptive a community is to the impacts of increased flooding and sea...
Wetlands Watch-Sea Level Rise Adaptation
Wetlands Watch is small, smart, and growing, having evolved in a measured and careful way since its start in 1999: from...
Outbreak: Rapid Appearance of Fungus Devastates Frogs, Salamanders in Panama
Deadly organism is likely heading east
Lyme Disease: Ten things you always wanted to know about ticks...
Ten things you always wanted to know about Lyme Disease...but maybe were afraid to ask...
Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry for Pre-Clinical Students – Simple Book Publishing
This is an undergraduate medical-level resource for foundational knowledge across the disciplines of genetics, cell...
Microbiology: A Laboratory Experience
As a group of organisms that are too small to see and best known for being agents of disease and death, microbes are not...
Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry for Pre-Clinical Students
Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry for Pre-Clinical Students is an undergraduate medical-level resource for...
Flora Education Module 3 - Basic Botany
This module is a brief introduction to concepts and terms used in the Flora of Virginia Manual and the Flora App. You...
General Biology I
An integrated course stressing the principles of biology. Life processes are examined primarily at the molecular and...
Activity for Out of the Ashes
This activity explores the concepts and research presented in the short film Out of the Ashes: Dawn of the Age of...
COVID-19 Sparks Community Action
This video shows how a group of students, scientists, and volunteers came together to make hand sanitizer and masks for...
The Eukaryotic Cell Cycle and Cancer
This interactive module explores the phases, checkpoints, and protein regulators of the cell cycle. The module also shows...
Teaching an Online Introductory Biology Lab Using Cellular and Molecular Biology Resources
This playlist can be used in an online, undergraduate (majors-level) introductory biology lab to incorporate core topics...
This animation shows how glycolysis converts glucose into pyruvate through a series of enzyme reactions. It is the first...
DNA Science - The Secret of Life Documentary
This is a documentary on Watson, Cridk, Wilkins, and Franklin, and a story hof the discovery of the Secrete of Life
The QUBES platform, a BioQUEST project, is a social cyberinfrastructure that provides an open and inclusive virtual space...
Complete Anatomy - advanced 3D anatomy platform
This is an easy to use application that allows one to see a 3D image of the human anatomy and physiology. I provides...
Today, a single laboratory can generate a vast amount of biological data. There is a wealth of data already available in...
Tree Steward Manual
Tree Steward Manual is designed for Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners who are training to be certified...
Neuroscience, 2nd Canadian edition
The writing of Neuroscience was motivated by our collective passions to further the understanding of the science in an...
Umesh AcharyaTribhuvan University
Curtis HalpinUniversity of California Santa Cruz
Laura Weise CrossMillersville University of Pennsylvania
Rosalyn ReidJohnson C. Smith University
Nicole LumSaint Ignatius College Prep
bingyao pangchangchun university of traditional chinese medicine
Elizabeth SchlosserBishop State Community/Technical College
Nicole WarrenNorth Central Florida Public Charter School
Ian HowardBelfast Area High School
G GlynnHempstead UFSD
Sathya SubramaniChristian Medical College Vellore
Meghan BrunelleNational University of Ireland, Galway
Diane Christine AlmiraUniversity of the City of Manila
Sylvester HackworthBishop State Community/Technical College
Elizabeth SpringBlue Ridge Community and Technical College
Mercedes Lorenzo ToussaintNAU graduate student
Beatriz BeloniasVisayas State University
REAL RACING 3Gamer
Brenna FrommeltUniversity of Southern Indiana
Carmella RogersCarmella J. Rogers
Materials by Discipline
- Biochemistry and Biophysics (67)
- Biodiversity (117)
- Biology Education (50)
- Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (38)
- Botany (367)
- Cell and Molecular Biology (601)
- Comparative Anatomy and Physiology (15)
- Development and Embryology (68)
- Ecology and Conservation Biology (805)
- Evolutionary Biology (282)
- Genetics (741)
- Human Anatomy and Physiology (962)
- Life (3)
- Marine Biology (13)
- Medicine and Health (50)
- Microbiology (440)
- Mycology (6)
- Neuroscience (10)
- Zoology (255)
- 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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Biology on Twitter
- RT @TheEDSociety: EDS ECHO is an 'all teach, all learn' program for #HealthcareProfessionals across all disciplines. "Ehlers-Danlos syndrom…8 hours ago | WileyBiomedical
- The crystal structures of the enzyme hydroxymethylbilane synthase, also known as porphobilinogen deaminase.
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- 📢 Call for papers!
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- The Journal of Leukocyte Biology is inviting applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief.
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- ⏰ Event coming up on January 18th!
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