Plant Cell Biology on CD illustrates aspects of structure-function relationships in plant cells. It offers browsing and information for students, from undergraduates to research level, and is a resource for teachers to use when preparing lectures or tutorials. It is for use on PCs (requires Win95 or better; CD Drive; at least 16-bit colour).

Part 1 of Plant Cell Biology on CD is a two-CD set containing an Introduction to Plant Cells (101 screens), and "Chapters" on Mitochondia (61 screens), Plastids (468 screens) and Peroxisomes (26 screens).

There are more than 1000 images, including 100 video sequences and animations, plus transmission and scanning electron micrographs, confocal stereo images (1 pair of stereo glasses is provided with each set of CDs), molecular models and most kinds of light micrographs. All images have figure legends (opened by mouse click), and many topics are introduced by text essays. The total size is about 1.3 Gb.

The user interface has comprehensive navigation and progress-monitoring facilities, and includes a built-in slide-show generator with which presentations and classroom exercises can be arranged, pre-recorded, and subsequently displayed using one-click controls.

Licences are available for single users and for multiple PCs in classroom situations.

Author: Brian E S Gunning, Emeritus Professor
Plant Cell Biology Group, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University

PO Box 475, ACT 2601, Australia

Original footage for 15 of the live cell movies in Plant Cell Biology on CD has been generously provided by Professor Jeremy Pickett-Heaps of the University of Melbourne. For full information on his many superb movies of processes in living protist, plant and animal cells, visit

Click here to view a more detailed description - a PDF file (85Kb, needs Adobe Acrobat ®)

Click here to view 20 sample screens - the images in these screen shots from the CDs are compressed JPGs, at lower quality than on the CDs, but still reasonable for viewing. They show the user interface, but it is not functional.

Click here to view the complete contents - the images in these screen shots (nearly 600) from the CDs are extremely compressed for quick downloading. They illustrate the entire contents (with captions but not text essays) but are useless for capture and projection. Movies are represented by still only. The user interface is absent.

Click here to view the Instruction Manual - a PDF file (1.4Mb, needs Adobe Acrobat ®)

Click here to view a Table of Contents - a PDF file (195KMb, needs Adobe Acrobat ®)

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