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Microbial Life in Extreme Environments
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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 ...
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, ...
Tardigrades part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This online article describes tardigrades and discusses how amateur microscopists can help scientists understand more about microscopic organisms called tardigrades, commonly known as water bears. ...
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, ...
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 microorganisms and ...