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Sea Vent Viewer part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site serves as an educational overview of National Science Foundation (NSF) earth and environmental science research focusing on hydrothermal vent systems. It features an interactive viewer ...

Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This richly illustrated book combines vivid images from the complementary major PBS television series with imaginative original artwork to tell the compelling story of the world of microbes and their ...

Probing Biodiversity: Molecular Techniques Offer Powerful New Tools part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article introduces the molecular methods used to assess biological diversity. It begins by defining DNA and nucleotide sequencing. An illustration describes the application of molecular methods ...

Down in the Dirt Wonders Beckon part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This news article reports the use of DNA extraction, amplification, cloning, and screening to uncover the unknown microorganisms of the soil and sea by targeting their genetic makeup. The discovery ...

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, ...

Microbiological Garden part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Microbiological Garden features specialized collections with images and informative paragraphs covering microbial-based topics including: foyer, microbes in the kitchen, bacteria on our skin, ...

Dirtland Microbe Zoo part of SERC Web Resource Collection

From the Digital Learning Center for Microbial Ecology, this web site features "Dirtland", an interactive microbe zoo. The site explores the endless varieties of ...

Glow: Living Lights part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 48-page Teacher's Guide accompanies the "Glow: Living Lights" exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum. In PDF format, the guide contains 12 lesson plans ...

Black Smokers: Life Forms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This educational web site features life forms of deep sea hydrothermal systems. Hosted by the American Museum of Natural History, this site offers a brief introduction of the community and then ...

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