Plant Molecular Biology Reporter

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 317–320

The world-wide web and plant molecular biology

  • Bradley K. Sherman
Genetic and Other Resources

DOI: 10.1007/BF02669274

Cite this article as:
Sherman, B.K. Plant Mol Biol Rep (1994) 12: 317. doi:10.1007/BF02669274


The Internet has been functional since 1967 and has been operating without interruption for over 20 years. Although local service can be lost, the network will retain its integrity and recover from almost any imaginable combination of faults, whether natural or intentional. This robustness, the global scope, the availability of quality public domain software, and the inherent democracy of the Internet, have combined to eclipse similar efforts. Many scientists have found the Internet immediately useful for communication in the form of electronic mail. Shared resources, an intrinsic benefit of networks, are now becoming apparent in the form of the World-Wide Web (WWW).



World-Wide Web


Hypertext Markup Language


Hypertext Transfer Protocool


National Center for Supercomputing Applications


Universal Resource Locator

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bradley K. Sherman
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Forest GeneticsUSDA Forest ServiceBerkeleyUSA

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