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Rhodobacter sphaeroides part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Web site highlights the photosynthetic microbe Rhodobacter sphaeroides. This microbe is known to detoxify a number of metal oxides and oxyanions. The site also describes other aspects of research on ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

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

Nanobacteria Research Page part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Mississippi State University Geosciences web page contains detailed information about nannobacteria. It includes a brief history of nannobacteria, information regarding the controversy ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Biogeochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

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

Nanobacteria: not a life form? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Natural Science article examines the issue of whether or not nanobacteria should be considered living organisms. Finnish scientists have reported a partial characterization of nanobacterial ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Astrobiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

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

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

Search for Past Life on Mars: Possible Relic Biogenic Activity in Martian Meteorite ALH84001 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Science magazine article documents possible evidence of nanofossils found on Martian meteorite ALH84001. The research team, led by NASA's David McKay, found carbonate globules that are similar ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Biomineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Stable Isotopes, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results

Evidence of Ancient Martian Life in Meteorite ALH84001? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This NASA website provides a summary of a study led by NASA's David McKay that may provide evidence for past life on Mars. McKay and his team found carbonate globule features on the ALH84001 ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Life on Mars, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Stable Isotopes, Biology:Astrobiology, Biogeochemistry
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

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