Wanted – OpenAccess figures on introductory molecular and cellular biology topics

Quick post here.  I am looking for OpenAccess figures on introductory topics in molecular and cellular biology like DNA, RNA, proteins, transcription, translation, etc.  I want these for multiple purposes including teaching, blog posts, etc.  Anyone out there know of a database of such things?

Some suggestions from Twitter

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

10 thoughts on “Wanted – OpenAccess figures on introductory molecular and cellular biology topics”

  1. A full database would be useful. Gatsby Plants has quite a lot of useful slides. And of course it would be quite an advanced 'introductory' course that needed much more than is wiki!


  2. While the focus is microbiology, there are resources related to these areas in http://www.microbelibrary.org. The library is open access. I would also recommend searching the http://www.biosciednet.org/portal/. This portal, which also searches MicrobeLibrary content, is a collaboration between several disciplinary societies. It is also open access.

    For journal articles regarding teaching in this area try the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (http://jmbe.asm.org). Again, this journal is open access.

    Hope the information is useful.


  3. Be careful in the use of Open Access – it can mean different things. Do you mean free to access or free to re-use?

    At The Cell: An Image Library we are a fully free resource to use but the images in our database have a variety of licensing. We have a large number in the public domain, some with Creative Commons Licensing and even some copyrighted images.

    Please explore at http://www.cellimagelibrary.org.


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