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Are Viruses Alive? part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article discusses how viruses, somewhere between living and nonliving, are categorized in biology, and their role in evolution. For about 100 years, the scientific community has repeatedly ...

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 ...

Bottle Biology part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This activity book explores science and the environment through soda bottles and other recyclable materials. Sections include bottle basics, decomposition column, kimchee (fermentation), soil ...

Seen and Unseen: Discovering the Microbes of Yellowstone part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book takes readers on a tour of Yellowstone's microbial flora and fauna. Photographed using state-of-the-art technology, each microbe is presented with photographs of the environment where it's ...

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 ...

HBOI - More About Bioluminescence part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Sponsored by the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, this image-rich resource offers a variety of information including: a detailed introduction to bioluminescence, examples of living lights ...

QPX Disease in Hard Clams part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This New York SeaGrant PDF-brochure examines QPX (Quahog Parasite Unknown, a disease-causing parasite) as it relates to the hard clam fishery in New York. It discusses the origin of QPX, how it ...

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 ...

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, ...