Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS) includes articles, essays, and news in the biological and life sciences. More than 6,000 illustrations are provided. Core coverage: biochemistry, biodiversity, cell biology, clinical medicine, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics history, philosophy of science, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, plant science, structural biology, and virology.Contains peer-reviewed articles commissioned from 5,000 world-renown scientists. All articles have a list of reference, some of which provide links to external Web sources. Appendix and glossary components provide descriptions of biochemical and taxonomical data, acronyms and abbreviations, synonyms, units, and other technical data. "Special Essays" were commissioned to address 50 "hot topics." By creating an account on My Profile, users may save searching histories as well as articles for later review.