Scientific literature resources:
Systems and molecular biology resources:
Nomenclature conventions for gene, protein, strain names etc.:
Other species referenced here
On reviewing a manuscript:
A nice resource on data visualization for scientific papers is here.
On the use of active and passive voices and 1st and 3rd person in science writing: Happily, the old tradition that science should be written in the passive voice is changing; many journals now encourage active voice. Duke’s Writing Center has a nice discussion of the issue, and some history and relevant literature, here. Here is a humorous take. Here are good descriptions of the active and passive voice–and when each is useful (active is not always best!). Here is a good article that emphasizes the point that sometimes the passive voice is the right choice.
A number of takes on how to read a scientific manuscript
Occupational and Environmental Safety Office: