Alkaliphile Collection - General
Spirulina is a simple, one-celled form of blue-green algae that thrives in warm, alkaline environments. It has a distinctive spiral shape and moves by cork-screw motion. This image was taken by David Patterson and provided courtesy of the microscope web site.
- Chain Reaction: Solar System. "Solar System" is a thematic exploration into extremophiles and space travel hosted by Chain Reaction, a site in which Arizona students and teachers join Arizona... (more info)
- Extreme Bugs Found in Slag Dump. This news article reports that scientists recently discovered microbial communities thriving in the slag dumps of the Lake Calumet region of southeast Chicago... (more info)
- Mono Lake Microbial Observatory. This site is home of the Mono Lake Microbial Observatory. The primary goal of the Mono Lake Microbial Observatory project is to examine the distributions of Mono Lake... (more info)
- Superbug Survival is Basic. This on-line news article investigates the question: Can microbial life thrive in the caustic conditions common to floor strippers and baking soda? It reports samples near a... (more info)
- The Goldilocks Zone. This on-line news article introduces the Goldilocks Zone, an area of space adequate for the survival of life. Initially believed to be a remarkably small region of... (more info)
Other Alkaliphile Collections
Advanced Collection: Compiled for professionals and advanced learners, this collection includes resources such as journal articles, academic reviews, and surveys.
For Educators: This collection includes activities, assignments, and reading materials created specifically for educators.
For additional resources about Alkaliphiles, search the Microbial Life collection.