Biology News
New Centre for Human Evolution Research announced - The Natural History Museum


The Natural History Museum
Professor Fred Spoor studies early human evolution, mostly in Africa. He is affiliated with fieldwork projects in Kenya and Ethiopia, and most of his work is based on newly-found fossil skull and jaw remains. He uses advanced imaging techniques, such ...

State testing in biology, US History may not count for final grades next year - Jackson Clarion Ledger


Jackson Clarion Ledger
The state Board of Education wants to delay a policy that will count end-of-course exam scores in biology and U.S. History into students' final grades. Mississippi requires public school students to take standardized tests in algebra, English II and ...

New take on early evolution of photosynthesis - Science Daily


Science Daily
A team of scientists from Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences has begun re-thinking the evolutionary history of photochemical reaction centers (RCs). Their analysis was recently published online in Photosynthesis Research and ...

Askdefine - A History of Palynology

Los Angeles, California - United States

Palynology is the science that studies contemporary and fossil palynomorphs, including pollen, spores, dinoflagellate cysts, acritarchs, chitinozoans and scolecodonts, together with particulate organic matter (POM) and kerogen found in sedimentary rocks and sediments. Palynology does not include diatoms, foraminiferans or other organisms with silicaceous or calcareous exoskeletons.

Palynology is an interdisciplinary science and is a branch of earth science (geology or geological science) and biological science (biology), particularly plant science (botany). Stratigraphical palynology is a branch of micropalaeontology and paleobotany which studies fossil palynomorphs from the Precambrian to the Holocene.

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Paleobotany and Palynology
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The FLMNH Paleobotanical Collection includes approximately 200,000 specimens. This is a conservative estimate that does not take into account the fact that an individual hand sample may contain more than one fossil of interest. In addition, the facility houses the John W. Hall paleobotanical collection (approximately 20,000 specimens) transferred from the University of Minnesota.

Palynology and Earth Science Laboratories - GNS Science
New Zealand

The Palynology and Earth Science Laboratories at GNS Science, Gracefield, are multipurpose laboratories designed for a wide range of sample preparation and analysis within a secure, safe and contaminant-free environment. The primary function of these laboratories is to process rock and sediment samples for palynological analysis – the study of pollen, spores, dinoflagellate cysts and other microscopic organic material. Samples are also proce

History of Ecology
United States

Bibliography and notes on prominent ecologists.

A History of Genetics
United States

Full text of A. H. Sturtevant's book. From Electronic Scholarly Publishing.

History of Genetics
United States

Course taught at Dartmouth College; includes links to biographical essays, online papers, and other resources, including eugenics and genome projects.

United States

A brief historical perspective from Southern Arkansas University.

History of Cabbage
Canada

Short discussion of Brassica oleracea and its domestication.

Potato History
United States

Short article on the history of cultivation of the potato (Solanum tuberosum).

Biochemistry History
United States

Short biographies of Biochemists Marshall Nirenberg, who cracked the genetic code, and Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins, discoverer of vitamins

The History of Evolution
Belgium

Not just the historical aspects of evolution, but also the evolution of all species.