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There is a wealth of information online you can view to find out more about the kingdoms of life. If any biology words are a puzzle, there are great online dictionaries and even audio clips with pronunciations. (Although I find that different sites offer different pronunciations!)

Links for all the introductory kingdom articles are listed here. BACTERIA, PROTOCTISTS, FUNGI, ANIMALS, PLANTS and ARCHAEA are all found below.

For each of the kingdoms, I have collected links which build on the information I present. They are mostly non-technical. Often the pictures and diagrams are very useful. I list links for each kingdom separately. These lists will grow over time.

If you have any suggestions about links or blogs, please tell us. Of course, we have no control over outside links. Please use standard precautions opening or downloading any other site. Enjoy!

 

As creative as bacteria: more info online

The following is a list of selected links to sites with more about bacteria.

1. More about exponential growth http://www.cellsalive.com/ecoli.htm

2. Human body as a bacterial environment http://www.earthlife.net/prokaryotes/human.html

Diagram Human Body as Bacterial Environment http://biology.kenyon.edu/slonc/bio3/symbiosis.html

3. Earthtime::Timeline http://exploringorigins.org/timeline.html

4. More Timeline http://www.historyoftheuniverse.com/tl1.html

5. Interactive Diagram of A Bacterium http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/bactcell.htm

6. Diagram of Conjugation http://www2.bc.cc.ca.us/bio16/images/conjugation.jpg

Video of Conjugation http://biology-animations.blogspot.com/2007/10/bacterial-conjugation-animation.html

7. Conjugation in more detail http://www.seldeen.com/kenpage/conjug/conjug.html

8. Joshua Lederberg conjugation discoveries http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Lederberg

9. Esther Lederberg conjugation discoveries http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esther_Lederberg

10. History of discoveries about Horizontal Gene Transfer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horizontal_gene_transfer

11. Synthetic Biology at Venter Institute http://www.jcvi.org/cms/research/groups/synthetic-biology-bioenergy/

12. More about Endosymbiosis http://www.biology.iupui.edu/biocourses/n100/2k2endosymb.html

13. technical in depth about Endosymbiosis  http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/E/Endosymbiosis.html

14. Lynn Margulis http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/_0/history_24

15. Biography Lynn Margulis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynn_Margulis

16. Bacteria-Animal Symbiosis site http://web2.uconn.edu/mcbstaff/graf/Sym.html

17. Explanation of Symbiosis http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/S/Symbiosis.html

18. Bacteria linked to each other in marine sediments http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/Science-Fiction-News.asp?NewsNum=2807

19. In depth review of Bacteria and cycles of nutrients in the environment  http://www.textbookofbacteriology.net/environment.html

20. Bacteria “Rain-makers”  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/02/080228174801.htm

and  http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/interviews/interview/561/

 

As different as protoctists: more info online

1. More summaries of Protoctists http://www.perspective.com/nature/protoctista-index.html

http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/hall_tour/spectrum/3.html

http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/conn.river/protoc.html

2. Diversity of Protoctists (also known by older name Protists)  http://sharon-taxonomy2009-p3.wikispaces.com/Protista

http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/P/Protists.html

3. Collecting and culturing http://www.microscope-microscope.org/applications/pond-critters/culturing-protozoa.htm

4. “Animal” like Protoctists    http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/P/protozoan.html

5. "Plant" like Protoctists    http://www.morning-earth.org/graphic-E/Biosphere/Bios-C-ProtistsAlgae.htm

6. "Fungus"  like Protoctist   http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/protista/slimemolds.html

7. Protoctists in a Pond   http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/index.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/ponddip/index.html

8. Green Algae   http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/FPAS/bcs/bl14apl/algaenew_green.htm

9. Algae Overview and Lifecycle   http://www.biologyreference.com/A-Ar/Algae.html

10. Slime Molds Overview and Lifestyle   http://www.hiddenforest.co.nz/slime/what.htm

 

Counting on the unseen: fungi using networks

1. Groups of Fungi http://ebiomedia.com/prod/FungiGuide1.html
http://www.mycolog.com/CHAP1.htm

2. UK site about Fungi http://www.fungionline.org.uk

3. Australian site about fungi http://www.anbg.gov.au/fungi

4. Overview of fungi easily found http://ebiomedia.com/prod/FungiGuide1.html

5. Ancient Fungi http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091001181051.htm

6. Prototaxites http://www.physorg.com/news185022458.html

7. Paul Stamets Fungi Website http://www.fungi.com/

8. Groups of Fungi and their Mode of Nutrition http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/wong/BOT135/Lect03_a.htm

9. Sexual Reproduction of Fungi   http://www.naturegrid.org.uk/biodiversity/crypfungi.html#repro

10. Mating Types         http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080109173726.htm

11. Role of fungi in cycling nutrients    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100715130159.htm

12. Fungi in Soil     http://www.soilhealth.com/fungi/

 

Making Animal Commitments: more info online


1. Categories of Animals     http://www.kidport.com/reflib/science/animals/animals.htm

2. Visual Dictionary of Animals      http://www.infovisual.info/02/pano_en.html

3. Comprehensive introduction to Animal Biology     http://waynesword.palomar.edu/trnov01.htm

4. About animal cells    http://biology.about.com/od/cellbiology/ss/animal_cells.htm

5, Generalized picture of animal blastula development    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embryogenesis

6. Stages of development of a sea urchin (lots of pix)   http://www.bio.davidson.edu/courses/genomics/method/UrchDev.html

7. Diagram of fertilization of mouse egg https://www.qiagen.com/geneglobe/pathwayview.aspx?pathwayID=302

8. Cell differentiation basic concepts    http://219.221.200.61/ywwy/zbsw%28E%29/edetail12.htm

9. Intro to Hox Genes   http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk/darwin200/pages/index.php?page_id=g8

10. More about Homeobox   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeobox

11. Indepth about Hox genes http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/hox-genes-in-development-the-hox-code-41402

12. Basic body plan for a crustacean http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthropoda/crustacea/crustaceamorphamm.html

13. Mud Crab biology and life cycle (good presentation and great photos)  http://www.nt.gov.au/dpifm/Content/File/p/Fishnote/FN11.pdf

14. Example of how aquaculture works with mud crab development http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/005/Y2257E/y2257e05.htm#bm05.3.2

15. Author J Balcombe writes about animal consciousness   http://www.jonathanbalcombe.com/books.html

 

As grounded as Plants: more info online


1. Classification of Plants  http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/Ethnobotany/page3.php

2. A review of Plant Groups http://www.perspective.com/nature/plantae/

3. More about Alternation of Generations in Plants http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/A/Alternation.html

4. Structure of Plants: excellent diagrams and photos http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/BIOBK/BioBookPLANTANAT.html

5. Structure of Plants: continued  http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/BIOBK/BioBookPLANTANATII.html

6. Moss life cycle http://www.sumanasinc.com/webcontent/animations/content/moss.html

7. Fern life cycle http://www.aboutferns.com/life_cycle_of_a_fern.shtml

8. Cycads http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/PlantNet/cycad/

9. Gymnosperms Life structure and life cycles http://biology.clc.uc.edu/courses/bio106/gymnospr.htm

10. More about Gymnosperms http://faculty.fmcc.edu/mcdarby/animals&plantsbook/plants/04-gymnosperms.htm#KEY%20CONCEPTS%20-

11. Flowering Plant reproduction http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/BIOBK/BioBookflowers.html

12. Overview of Plant Physiology http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plant_physiology

 

The Archaea: your living reminder -- more info online


1. On location at Uzon Caldera where Archaea are found http://www.exploratorium.edu/kamchatka/

2. Conference At Yellowsprings Park: scope of modern studies http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=5462

3. Background information about Archaea http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/archaea/archaea.html

4. More information about Archaea http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/A/Archaea.html

Also    http://www.earthlife.net/prokaryotes/archaea.html

5. Short history of Kingdoms http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Kingdom_%28biology%29

6. More about Classification and new developments http://faculty.fmcc.suny.edu/mcdarby/majors101book/Chapter_02-A_Bit_of_History/02-Explaining-Life-Classification.htm

7. Archaea and human disease? http://paulorwin.blogspot.com/2004_04_25_paulorwin_archive.html#108291906875438824

8. Interview with Lynn Margulis http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/luminous_fish:hardcover/interview

9. Margulis talking about Archaea   http://www.astrobio.net/interview/2108/bacteria-dont-have-species

10. Interview with Carl Woese http://www.learner.org/courses/biology/units/compev/experts/woese.html

11. Another interview with Woese http://home.earthlink.net/~douglaspage/id30.html

12. Review of Woese’s work and critiques http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/lifes-lineages

13. History of Life (high quality presentation) http://www.lifethroughtime.com/learning.html#

14. Thank God for Evolution: US Christian evangelist embracing evolution http://thankgodforevolution.com/

15. Third Culture: about scientists who are changing the stories of our society http://www.edge.org/documents/ThirdCulture/d-Contents.html