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Periodic Table of the Elements part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site presents an interactive periodic table that provides information about each element including its description, uses, occurrence, and role in biological processes. For instructors, the site ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties, Biomineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Hot Springs Microbes Hold Key To Dating Sedimentary Rocks, Researchers Say part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a ScienceDaily article about the effect of microbes on sedimentary rock formation. It covers the process of calcium carbonate crystalization, the effect of microbes on that process, and how ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Crystal Chemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks, , GeosciencePaleontology, Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentary Structures, Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks:Carbonates , Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Biogeosciences , Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Biology:Ecology:Abiotic Relations, Biology:Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Evolution, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources

Nanobacteria: surely not figments, but what under heaven are they? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Natural Science article, written by the "Father of Nannobacteria," introduces the dilemma of what nannobacteria are and whether or not they should be considered living organisms. It ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Nanobiology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Natural Science website contains links to articles associated with nanobes and nanobacteria from various accredited sources. A short summary is included after each entry.
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology:Molecular Biology, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Biogeochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

Size Limits of Very Small Microorganisms Proceedings of a Workshop part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Academy of Sciences web page provides links to discussions and papers regarding whether or not nanobacteria may be considered life forms based on size constraints. The papers and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

Geomicrobiology: How Molecular-Scale Interactions Underpin Biogeochemical Systems part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Science scholarly article discusses the molecular biology behind geomicrobiology. It features sections about microbial diversity, microbial activity in the environment, mechanistic details, the ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Habitats:Within Rock
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

SEM imaging of bacteria in carbonate sediments and rocks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Journal of Sedimentary Petrology scholarly paper details the findings of Robert Folk, the "father of nannobacteria." Folk is credited with discovering nanobe structures in carbonate ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results

Nanobacteria: Are They or Aren't They Alive? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This California State University lesson plan contains materials for a five-part activity regarding whether or not nanobacteria are alive. The case-study based activities include: What does it mean to ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Biofilms
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Classroom Activity, Project:Investigative Case Studies, Independent Research, Activities:Lab Activity, Project

Nannobacteria Photo Gallery part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Mississippi State University Geosciences web page contains links to photos of nannobacteria, most taken by Robert Folk, the "Father of Nannobacteria," and F. L. Lynch. ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Biology:Astrobiology, Biogeochemistry
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Magnetite morphology and life on Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Academy of Sciences scholarly paper discusses the strongest line of evidence for past life on Mars based on NASA's David McKay's original claims of finding nanofossils on the ALH84001 ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Life on Mars, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Biomineralogy, Mineral Analysis, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Research Results

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