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Biology and Agriculture Reference

  • Common Names of Insects & Related Organisms - a searchable database from the Entomological Society of America
  • Common Names of Plant Diseases - from the American Phytopathological Society; search by keyword or view lists by host name
  • EDIS - the Uiversity of Florida IFAS Extension site
  • Fungal Databases - from USDA Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory; includes: Specimens in the U.S. National Fungus Collections, Fungi on Plants and Plant Products in the United States, References on the systematics of plant pathogenic fungi, Index to Saccardo's Syl1oge Fungorum, and an index to the Index of Fungi (1940-1980)
  • Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) Taxonomy - from USDA-ARS; covers plants, especially economic plants
  • Index Fungorum - a searchable database of fungal names at species level and below (links to separate databases of family and generic names are also on this page), compiled from authoritative published lists; from CABI Bioscience
  • Index to Organism Names - covers animals, bacteria, fungi and mosses; sponsored by BIOSIS with data from Zoological Record, USDA/ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology, International Mycological Institute, and Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICTV - the International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses; includes current and historical taxonomy trees, Code of Virus Classification, and other resources
  • Insect & Mite Databases - from USDA's Systematic Entomology Laboratory; includes ScaleNet, Biosystematic Database of World Diptera, and more
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) - taxonomic information on the biota of North America from cooperating US Federal agencies; part of the Species 2000 project
  • International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants- electronic version of the current code (Melbourne, 2011)
  • International Code of Zoological Nomenclature - Electronic version of the current code (4th ed., 2000)
  • International Plant Names Index - a searchable database of plant names and the citations for their original descriptions ; includes data from Index Kewensis, the Gray Herbarium Card Index, and the Australian Plant Names Index
  • InvasiveSpecies.gov - gateway to US Federal and State invasive species activities and programs, and the website for the National Invasive Species Council
  • List of Prokaryotic Names with Standing in Nomenclature - includes changes/updates from International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
  • NCBI Taxonomy Browser - search the National Institute for Biotechnology Information's database for any organism by scientific or common name, and view it's complete taxonomic lineage
  • PLANTS National Database - from USDA; electronic replacement for the National List of Scientific Plant Names; provides scientific and common names, symbols, and other attributes of native or naturalized plants known to occur in the US

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