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Ag Biotech

AgBioForum is an online journal devoted to the economics and management of agrobiotechnology.

Ag BioTech InfoNet
Ag BioTech InfoNet is a collection of information about genetic engineering applications, their impact, and their implications.

AgNIC: Agricultural Biotechnology
The University of Maryland AgNIC gateway is a guide to quality agricultural biotechnology information on the Internet. They seek to build a vital resource for researchers, information specialists, educators, and members of the public. believes that America's farmers and ranchers will support the most enlightened governmental policies when given timely, accurate and complete information. Therefore, the goal of is to make available to them at no cost the same information that is used by lawmakers and USDA officials.

Biotechnology Industry Organization
BIO serves as a central industrial organization for the biotechnology industry.

Designer Seeds
Designer Seeds is one of a series of articles from the National Academy of Sciences that describes the path that discoveries take from active research to implementation for human benefit.

Environmental Protection Agency Policy on Biotechnology
This site discusses the applications of EPA policy, mostly in terms of the Toxic Substances Control Act, and how it relates to biotechnology.

FAO Biotechnology website
The site provides an introduction to agricultural biotechnology and a list of news items and events. In addition, the site contains an e-mail forum on biotechnology in food and agriculture, a biotechnology glossary and links to other relevant sites. It also presents an overview of FAO.s activities in the area, including the organization.s statement on biotechnology. Apart from English, it is also available in Arabic, Chinese, French and Spanish.

Food and Drug Administration Biotechnology Policies
This page describes the biotechnology policies of the United States Food and Drug Administration and provides linkages to additional resources.

Genetically Modified Pest-Protected Plants: Science and Regulation
This is an online version of the above book, which provides a solid overview of the science behind and politics of genetically pest-resistant plants.

GMO and Specialty Corns
This page provides a wealth of links for genetically modified specialty corns, including production information, nutritional data, utilization details, and marketing information.

Internet Sites for Agricultural/Environmental Biotechnology
This site provides an annotated database of web sites pertaining to agricultural and environmental biotechnology.

Transgenic Crops: An Introduction and Resource Guide
The goal of this web site is to provide balanced information and links to other resources on the technology and issues surrounding transgenic crops.

UCBiotech is an outreach group from the University of California, Berkeley which provides an abundance of resources to the public for investigation into biotechnology.

Additional Resources
Marketplace to aid those in the agricultural field in buying and selling tractors, land, seeds, farming related merchandise, as well as livestock, farming related jobs, animal products, agrochemicals and a wide range of services.

AAAS: American Association for the Advancement of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, "Triple A-S" (AAAS), is the world's largest general scientific society, publisher of Science.

American Genetics Association
The American Genetics Association disseminates the achievements of the genetic community through the Journal of Heredity.

American Phytopathological Society
The American Phytopathological Society (APS) is an international scientific organization that promotes the study of plant diseases and their control through publications, meetings, symposia, workshops, and the World Wide Web.

American Society of Plant Biologists
The American Society of Plant Biologists promotes the growth and development of plant biology, encourages and publishes research in plant biology, and promotes the interests and growth of plant scientists in general.

BIOSCI bionet Newsgroups
BIOSCI is a set of free electronic communication forums - the bionet USENET newsgroups and parallel e-mail lists - used by biological scientists worldwide.

Botanical Society of America
The Botanical Society of America exists to promote botany, the field of basic science dealing with the study and inquiry into the form, function, diversity, reproduction, evolution, and uses of plants and their interactions within the biosphere. To accomplish this mission, the objectives of The Society are to: sustain and provide improved formal and informal education about plants; encourage basic plant research; provide expertise, direction, and position statements concerning plants and ecosystems; and foster communication within the professional botanical community, and between botanists and the rest of humankind through publications, meetings, and committees.

ESP: Electronic Scholarly Publishing
This site is a collection of source material (books, papers, and educational items) relating to the foundations of classical genetics.

CSHL: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
CSHL is a research and educational institution. The Laboratory has research programs focusing on cancer, neurobiology, plant genetics, genomics and bioinformatics, and a broad educational mission.

Crop Science Society of America
The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) is an educational and scientific organization comprised of more than 4,700 members dedicated to the advancement of crop science. Founded in 1955, the Society is truly international in scope with members in more than 100 countries who are advancing the discipline of crop science by acquiring and disseminating information about crops in relation to seed genetics and plant breeding; crop physiology; crop production, quality and ecology; crop germplasm resources; and environmental quality.

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
The Danforth Plant Science Center intends to increase understanding of basic plant biology, apply new knowledge for the benefit of human nutrition and health and to improve the sustainability of agriculture worldwide, facilitate the rapid development and commercialization of promising technologies and products, and contribute to the education and training of graduate and postdoctoral students, scientists and technicians from around the world. combines a worldwide news service with an interactive business directory and international online job market focusing on agriculture and related fields.

Genetics Societies
This page is a listing of various genetics societies, along with links to their web sites and other information.

Genetics Virtual Library
The Genetics Virtual Library provides a cornucopia of links and resources related to all types of genetics research.

USDA/ARS Image Archive
This site provides an archive for public images provided to the ARS branch of the USDA.

USDA Economics and Statistics System
This system provides access to USDA economic forecasts and statistical information on crop production and values.

Yahoo! Genomics Centers
A collection of links to genomic centers assembled by the Yahoo! internet search engine.

Many thanks to Ed Coe and Mary Polacco for collecting and providing many of the URLs used here.

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