Links to Related Websites: Databases, Journals, Directories, Organizations
Links to taxon-specific sites on the World Wide Web can be found throughout
the Tree of Life.
- International Working Group on Taxonomic
Databases. International Union of Biological Sciences.
A database of phylogenetic trees and data matrices published in the
primary systematic literature.
An electronic source of data matrices from published cladograms. University
- Species 2000. An effort to index
the world's known species.
- BIOSIS. The world's largest collection
of abstracts and bibliographic references to worldwide biological
and medical literature.
- Integrated Taxonomic Information
System (ITIS). On-line list of biological names focusing on the
biota of North America.
- National Biological Information Infrastructure
(NBII). An electronic gateway to biological data and information
maintained by federal, state, and local government agencies, private
sector organizations, and other partners around the nation and the
- TimeTree. A database of species
divergence times. Penn State and Arizona State University.
- WildFinder. Mapping
the World's Species. A map-driven, searchable database of more than
30,000 bird, mammal, reptile, and amphibian species worldwide. World
- Global Invasive Species
Database. IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).
- uBio - Universal Biological
Indexer and Organizer. A system of client and server tools that
interact with the Taxonomic Name Server (TNS), which serves authoritative
taxonomic opinions within a multi-classification framework. The Marine
Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole.
- OBIS. Ocean Biogeographic
Information System. A globally-distributed network of systematic,
ecological, and environmental information systems to communicate biological
information about the ocean.
- World Data Centre for Microorganisms.
Provides a comprehensive directory of culture collections, databases
on microbes and cell lines.
- InfoNatura. Birds and mammals
of Latin America. Association for Biodiversity Information in collaboration
with the Natural Heritage Network.
- Fauna Europaea. A database
of all European land and fresh-water animals.
- Kingdoms Project's
Natural Sciences Databases. Collaborative project of the Illinois
State Academy of Science, the Illinois State Museum, and the Weizmann
Institute of Science.
- Man and the Biosphere Species
Databases. Databases of vascular plant and vertebrate animal occurrences
on the world's biosphere reserves and other protected areas.
- Species in Parks: Flora and
Fauna Databases. Databases of vascular plant and vertebrate animal
species reported to occur within lands managed by the U.S. National
Animals of the World. A database maintained by the World Conservation
- Base de Dados Tropical (BDT).
Tropical Data Base of the André Tasello Foundation, Brazil.
A variety of databases providing biological information of environmental
and industrial interest.
- Biota of North America Program (BONAP).
Data for all vascular plants and vertebrate species (native, naturalized,
and adventive) of North America, north of Mexico.
- MaPSTeDI. A collaborative
effort between the University of Colorado Museum, Denver Museum of
Nature and Science, and Denver Botanic Gardens to convert separate
collections into one distributed biodiversity database and research
toolkit for the southern and central Rockies and adjacent plains.
- German Collection of Microorganisms
and Cell Cultures (DSMZ). An independent, non-profit organization
dedicated to the acquisition, characterization and identification,
preservation and distribution of Bacteria, Archaea, fungi, plasmids,
phages, human and animal cell lines, plant cell cultures and plant
- The Fossil
Record 2. A near-complete listing of the diversity of life through
time, compiled at the level of the family. University of Bristol.
- The Paleobiology Database. Providing
global, collection-based occurrence and taxonomic data for marine
and terrestrial animals and plants of any geological age.
A relational database for invertebrate paleontology.
- NMITA: Neogene
Marine Biota of Tropical America . An online biotic database containing
images and data for taxa used in analyses of Tropical American biodiversity
over the past 25 million years.
- PaleoBase. An illustrated,
relational database of invertebrate fossils for education and research.
The Natural History Museum, London.
- Brain Biodiversity Bank.
National Museum of Health and Medicine, Michigan State University,
University of Wisconsin.
- National Center for Biotechnology
Information Home. Links to Genbank and other molecular and literature
WWW Server. A search and retrieval system that integrates
information from databases at NCBI.
Nucleotides Database. A collection of sequences
from several sources, including GenBank, RefSeq, and
Protein Database. A database compiled from a variety
of sources, including SwissProt, PIR, PRF, PDB, and
translations from annotated coding regions in GenBank
Modelling Database (MMDB). Contains over 10,000
3-D macromolecular structures, including proteins
Genome Assemblies. The whole genomes of over 800
- EBI. European Bioinformatics Institute.
Complete Genome Tracking Database. A Database of Complete Genomes
and their Protein Sequences.
- DDBJ. DNA Data
Bank of Japan.
- The Organelle Genome Database. A taxonomically broad organelle
genome database that organizes and integrates diverse data related
- Ribosomal Database Project
II. Online data analysis of ribosomal sequences, rRNA derived
phylogenetic trees, and aligned and annotated rRNA sequences. Michigan
- ssu rRNA database. Departement
Biochemie. Universiteit Antwerpen.
- ExPASy Molecular Biology Server.
Expert Protein Analysis System proteomics server of the Swiss Institute
of Bioinformatics (SIB), dedicated to the analysis of protein sequences
and structures as well as 2-D PAGE.
- IMB Jena Image Library
of Biological Macromolecules. Information on three-dimensional
biopolymer structures with emphasis on visualization and analysis.
- Protein Data Bank (PDB). International
repository for the processing and distribution of 3-D macromolecular
- Nucleic Acid Database
(NDB). Structural information about nucleic acids.
- ISIS: Intron Sequence and Information
database. A comprehensive web based intron information system
containing all identifiable spliceosomal intron sequences in GenBank
with information about both individual sequences and gross properties
of natural groupings of sequence (for example by taxa ) using a nonredundant
subset of the data.
- Reciprocal Net. A distributed
database used by research crystallographers to store information about
- Klotho: Biochemical
Compounds Declarative Database
- Metabolic Pathways
Links to taxon-specific databases can be found throughout the Tree of Life.
Gateways, Directories, Search Engines
Organizations and Societies
Last updated 22 March 2006