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Eukaryotes in Extreme Environments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article is a compilation of information about free-living eukaryotes in extreme environments. Written in summary form, it includes anaerobes, thermophiles, psychrophiles, acidophiles, ...

New Signs of Polar Life part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article from Astrobiology Magazine focuses on the large colonies of micro-organisms that have been found living beneath rocks from extreme polar habitats. These photosynthetic micro-organisms ...

Looking for life in all the wrong places - research on cryptoendoliths part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article highlights the professional careers of two pioneer microbiologists, Imre Friedmann and his wife Roseli Ocampo-Friedmann. A personal interview with Friedmann gives readers a first hand ...

Some Microbes Help Degrade Pollutants in Delaware River, Researchers Find part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Brief news article on research of microorganism degrading polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH's) in the Delaware Estuary. Site also has links to the Sea Grant News Media's Press center, Experts Guide, ...

NCBI More Information: Similarity part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page summarizes the basic concept and vocabulary of sequence similarity searching. It is included for those new to the field who may not appreciate the importance of this technique in biology, ...

Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PBS documentary provides an overview of the microbial world and offers an exciting glimpse into the field of microbiology. Meet scientists from around the world investigating the microbial world ...

Geysers: Lower Geyser Basin part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Yellowstone National Park web site is dedicated to Lower Geyser Basin. It includes images and descriptions of Queen's Laundry and Sentinel Meadows, Sentinel Cone, Ojo Caliente, Pocket Basin Mud ...

NASA Astrobiology Portal part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site, hosted by NASA Ames Research Center, provides a portal to NASA's astrobiology program. It features astrobiology announcements, events, societal issues, forums, education, and the ...

NASA Astrobiology Institute part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides information on NAI research, a library of publications, sections for teachers and students, and an Ask An Expert section. The student section features Astro-Venture, where students ...

Astrobiology Roadmap part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This NASA Astrobiology Roadmap outlines multiple pathways for research and exploration and indicates how they might be prioritized and coordinated. The roadmap embodies the efforts of more than 200 ...

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