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September 15, 2009 (Vol. 29, No. 16)

Photobiological Sciences Online

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Confused about what exactly photobiological sciences entail? Well I expect that you’ll find your visit to this site to be illuminating. Photobiological Sciences Online is an educational website from the American Society for Photobiology, and it addresses questions ranging from “What is photobiology?” to “What are the components of the phototaxis signaling pathways of bacteria?” (Photobiology, by the way, is the study of biological phenomena involving nonionizing radiation. As for phototaxis signaling pathways, well, you should probably go check out the site for yourself.) The information on this site is divided into 15 modules (bioluminescence and photophysics, to name a few), and these, in turn, contain various subtopics. In addition to the modules on this page, there is also a list of suggested reading. With its clear organization and comprehensive coverage of various topics, Photobiological Sciences Online won’t leave you in the dark.

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