Biology 203 Cell Biology Laboratory


Instructor: Graham Kent, Sabin-Reed Hall 215, X3820

Office Hours: by appointment




On-Line Tutorial/Animations:


Tricarboxylic acid cycle (Citric acid cycle)

Electron Transport Chain

Light Reactions in Photosynthesis

Carbon Fixation in Photosynthesis

Web Links:


  • Confocal Microscopy at the Smith College imaging facility .

  • Microscopy Page A tremendous number of very interesting links to all kinds of microscopy can be found here.

  • Microscapes Pimer: Introduction to Microscopy How to set up and use a light microscope; how to do photomicroscopy.

  • The Nanoworld, with lots of very interesting information, but especially check out the picture gallery.

  • IBM presents Atomic scale images made with the scanning tunneling microscope and presented as art. Cool and amazing stuff.

  • MicroWorld Resources and News Guide to Microscopy

  • Microscopy Primer An introduction to microscopy and photography through the microscope

  • Microscopy UK Interesting and unique; very British!

  • MICSCAPE the On-line Microscopy Magazine with images, general articles, popular articles, book reviews, and microscope reviews. Recommended!

  • Scanning Electron Microscope from the Boston Museum of Science.

    How to use Chime  A short primer on how to use chime.  A short tutorial on protein secondary structure using Chime.

    DNA Structure by Eric Martz at Umass. Cool animations! Great 3-D graphics, but you will need to have the Chime plug-in for your browser.

    The Protein Data Bank (PDB)  Archive of experimentally-determined, biological macromolecule 3-D structures from the Brookhaven National Laboratory.

    3-D Molecular Structures An excellent database of many types of molecules. Each molecule is reprsented either as a 2-D "gif" image, or if you have the chime or VRML "plug-in" (see above), you can observe the molecule in 3-D. The molecules become more meaningful when you can use your mouse to rotate them in 3-D space.

    Web Sites with Collections of More Links:

    BioChemNet - biology and chemistry educational resources online maintained by Dyann K. Schmidel is organized into topics of General Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Biotechnology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Science News & Journals, Lab Safety, Science Careers, Words of Wisdom, and Free ClipArt. There are links for children through adults and teachers will find this a most desirable resource center for locating the aristocrats of internet science education projects. A great diversion is a hop over to Barnes & Noble from this site by Dyann K. Schmidel, Ph.D

    Biological Molecules has many links to sites that help you find information on almost any topic in biochemisry.

    The BioNet Software Compendium This resource contains a lot of information, including, but not limited to, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and histology.

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