Scientific literature resources:
Systems and molecular biology resources:
Nomenclature conventions for gene, protein, strain names etc.:
Other species referenced here
Worm numbers (volume, DNA content, etc.)
Here is a highly recommended online course on writing scientific paper.
On reviewing a manuscript:
Useful starting places for how to review a paper are here and here. I don’t agree with all of it, though, and also have a few thoughts to add. Here are short perspectives from many scientists at many stages of career.
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: