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Microbial Life in Extreme Environments
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Phylum: Tardigrada (water bears, tardigrades) part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This web page describes water bears, minute animals that can remain dormant in a dry state for over 100 years. The page addresses what they are, where they are found, their general biology, ...
The Winogradsky Column: An Animated Tutorial part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This five-minute animated tutorial describes Winogradsky columns. The tutorial shows how to create a Winogradsky Column, describes the various layers and types of microbes in a column, and explains ...
The Discovery of the Lost City Hydrothermal Field, 2000 part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This page (part of the Lost City Expedition Site) describes the serendipitous discovery of the Lost City Hydrothermal Field by. In 2000, Kelley, Karson, and Früh-Green participated on a cruise ...
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, ...