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RESOURCE USERS: All items presented on the site are peer-reviewed and accepted for educational use by the Botanical Society of America and/or one of the peer Society partners.

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Welcome to the Botanical Society of America's new resource portal! This project is run in conjunction with the Ecological Society of America, the Society for Economic Botany, and the Society for the Study of Evolution and is in part supported by the National Science Foundation.

This site is a tool designed to allow members to share resources online—images, syllabi, labs, lectures, data sets, software, etc. If you have a resource that helps the Society promote its mission, we're here to assist you in sharing it.

 
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View Resource The Cow Diversity Project: introducing undergraduates to molecular population genetics

This is a multi-week laboratory exercise that involves sequencing a pair of mitochondrial genes in cows. Using data from several samples, students calculate diversity (variation within species) and...

View Resource Energy Storage in Plants: Should Biofuels Be Made from Seeds or Leaves and Stems?

The investigation involves students determining where plants store potential energy (a.k.a., chemical energy). In the investigation, students will grow rapid cycling Brassica rapa plants and observe...

View Resource Writing an Ecological Research Proposal

This is a writing assignment that is broken up into steps that emulate the process of developing a novel scientific question and creating a research proposal to answer the question. The assignment is...

View Resource Plant hairs are called trichomes.

Why are some plants hairy? This video explains the roles of plant hairs and how they help plants adapt to different environments and deter predators.

View Resource Why are some plants hairy?

These slides contain information about plant hairs called trichomes. The slides can be used to demonstrate plant structural adaptions to biotic and abiotic conditions. Slides which feature...

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