Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Nikolau Group Research Resources

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Research Resources

Research integrity:

The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct (interactive movie)
Research Misconduct (ISU resources)

General information:

Chemical Reactivity Worksheet
Cyberlipid Center (all about lipids)
Genevestigator (plant expression database)
Interactive Plant Biology: A Kid's Guide to the Life Cycle of a Flower
Introduction to R
Illustrator for Biological Sequences
Keck Metabolomics Lab Instrument Reservations
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
OpenWetWare (digital tools and resources)
Plant Stress
PlexDB (plant - and some pathogens - gene expression site)
San Diego Supercomputer (SDSC) Biology Workbench
VirtualPlant (genomic data integration)


The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR)
Salk Institute Genomic Analysis Library (SIGnAL)
T-DNA Express: Arabidopsis Gene Mapping Tool (Salk Institute knockout collection)
Arabidopsis Metabolomics Consortium


Maize Genome Browser (Maize sequence and gene annotation from Maize Genome Sequencing project; BLAST against genome, download sequence sets, etc.)
Maize Genetics and Genomics Database
Panzea (Maize genetic diversity, genetic mapping sets, bioinformatics software)


Bigelow National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota
UTEX The Culture of Algae


Saccharomyces Genome Database
Stanford Yeast Deletion Project Overview

E. coli:

E. coli Database Collection (ECDC)


(database of nonredundant, experimentally elucidated metabolic pathways)


CoGe (accelerating comparative genomics)
(Joint Genome Institute)


UCSC Archaeal Genome Browser

Sequence analysis tools:

BLAST (BLAST 2 sequences)
BLAST Phylogenetic Tree - Sequence Clean-up
How to clean up phylogenetic tree sequences
(multiple sequences alignment)
Eukaryotic Linear Motif resource
NetPrimer (check primers quality)
Reverse Complement (reverse DNA sequence)

WebCutter (mapping restriction enzymes sites)
Sequence Manipulation Suite (DNA manipulation tools)


Maize Genetics Cooperation Stock Center (searching/ordering genetic stocks)
W.M. Keck Metabolomic Research Lab
(availability calendars)
DNA Facility
National Plant Germplasm System (for ordering seeds from USDA collection)

Protein research:

Protein Hydrophobicity Plots
Hampton Research Solutions for Crystal Growth