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?

UPDATE
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!

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  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.

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  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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