Halophile Collection - Advanced
Anomoneis, a pennate diatom, collected from Mono Lake, CA. Image taken by David Patterson and provided courtesy of the microscope web site.
- Biology of Moderately Halophilic Aerobic Bacteria. Biology of Moderately Halophilic Aerobic Bacteria is a 41-page, in-depth review article. It includes detailed sections about the taxonomy and phylogeny, ecology... (more info)
- Halobacteria. This is an upper level halophiles lecture from a Physiology and Biochemistry of Microorganisms class. It offers a detailed description of halophile physiology... (more info)
- Halophiles. This journal article is a review of halophiles, which are salt-loving organisms that inhabit hypersaline environments. The resource introduces hypersaline... ( This site is likely no longer available. )
- Martian Water:Are There Extant Halobacteria on Mars?. This Astrobiology journal article proposes that life- closely related the halophiles of Earth- might exist on Mars. It introduces extreme environments on Earth... ( This site is likely no longer available. )
- Microbial Diversity of Soda Lake Habitats. This dissertation details the microbial diversity of soda lake habitats. To preface the research, the author includes a table displaying world-wide distribution of... (more info)
- Mono Lake Microbial Diversity. This is a survey reporting the phylogenetic diversity of Mono Lake bacteria as conducted by the Mono Lake Microbial Observatory. Samples were collected from different layers... (more info)
- Origins of Halophilic Microorganisms in Ancient Salt Deposits. This eight-page review article considers the evidence for and against long-term survival of halophilic microorganisms in ancient salt deposits. Included sections... (more info)
- Was the Environment for Primordial Life Hypersaline?. This journal article explores the possibility that Halobacteria may have been one of the original forms of life. Many scientists are turning to Archaea as having a... (more info)
Other Halophile Collections
General Collection: Resources such as news articles, web sites, and reference pages provide a comprehensive array of information about halophiles.
For Educators: This collection includes activities, assignments, and reading materials created specifically for educators.