BioQUEST: Visual Datasets

By Ethel Stanley

Beloit College

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This downloadable module features imaginary animals and plants, and is meant to aid students in thinking about questions of evolution, classification, and phylogeny. 

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  • Caminacules  A dataset of imaginary animals that can be used as the basis for a variety of problem-posing and problem-solving activities in evolution, classification, development, and others. Originally generated by J. H. Camin and described by Robert Sokal in an article in the 1983 Journal of Systematic Zoology, 32 (2) 161-163.

    Dendrogrammaceae A dataset of imaginary plants that can also be used for problem-posing and problem solving activities in evolution and classification.  Warren H. Wagner (The University of Michigan)

    Oh Phlox!  Close-up images of late season garden phlox plants and selected leaves with leaf miner damage provide opportunities for visual learning practice for the field and for exploration with the use of NIH Image or other graphics packages in biological investigations. Ethel Stanley (Beloit College and Illinois State University)


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Radford University