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NIXON, KEVIN C [1], GANDOLFO , MARIA A [2].

Using the Cornell University Plant Anatomy Collection (CUPAC) and the Cornell University Paleobotanical Slide Collection (CUPC-slide Collection for teaching and research.

During this workshop, we will introduce new tools implemented at the Cornell University Plant Anatomy Collection and the Cornell University Paleobotanical Slide Collection. The CUPAC- The Cornell University Plant Anatomy Collection is collection composed of more than 200,000 anatomical preparations covering from algae to flowering plants and it is morphologically extremely diverse (comprising vegetative and reproductive organs). It also includes selected slides by famous anatomists among them Eames, Bierhorst, Wilde, Maheshwari, and Carlquist. The Cornell University Paleobotanical Slide Collection comprises peels and slides of fossil taxa ranging from the Paleoproterozoic to the Cretaceous; some of them holotypes/paratypes of key taxa such as Psilophyton, Leclerquia, several Progymnosperms and Cordaitales. Both collections are being digitized and are available online. The web interface includes the ability to search by taxon, organ, anatomical structure, cell types and tissues, and a set of tools for online measurements directly from the slide images, and the ability (account controlled) to overlay private and public labels on the images for courses, course laboratories, interactive quizzes and exams, and other educational purposes. We will also present a Plant Anatomy lab manual developed on the bases of the images that will be available for teaching.
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1 - Cornell University, Plant Biology, 405 Mann Library Building, Plant Biology Section, SIPS, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853, USA
2 - Cornell University, Plant Biology, 410 Mann Library Building, Plant Biology Section, SIPS, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Keywords:
Plant Anatomy
paleobotany
Slides
teaching
Research
Collection.

Presentation Type: Workshop
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Abstract ID:47
Candidate for Awards:None


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