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Robert Falcon Scott part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Robert Falcon Scott, one of the earliest explorers of the McMurdo region of Antarctica, is featured in this website. The site contains an overview of Scott's life including information on the ...

Metazoans in Extreme Environments: Adaptations of Hydrothermal Vent and Hydrocarbon Seep Fauna part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Gravitational and Space Biology Bulletin article examines the challenges of living on or near a hydrothermal vent or hydrothermal seep system. It particularly In particular, it describes the ...

Hunting for 'bears' in the backyard part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Micscape Magazine article offers practical hints about how to collect and study tardigrades, or water bears, from mosses in your backyard. It features a general introduction of water bears, a ...

Microbial Diversity of Cryptoendolithic Communities from the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Applied and Environmental Microbiology abstract contains information about the diversity of Antarctic cryptoendoliths (microbes that live within rock pores), as determined by molecular studies. ...

Cryptoendolith Communities in Antarctic Dry Valley Region Sandstones: Potential Analogues of Martian Life-Forms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Lunar and Planetary Science article provides information about cryptoendolithic life (microbes living within rocks on the Earth's surface) in Antarctic sandstones. The purpose of the study was ...

New approaches to the study of Antarctic lithobiontic microorganisms and their inorganic traces, and their application in the detection of life in Martian rocks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This International Microbiology review article discusses possible ways to study cryptoendolithic (orgamisms living within pores of a rock) life in Antarctica using microscopy and how these studies ...

The Search for Extremophiles on Earth and Beyond part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this article, Penelope Boston examines the limits of life in a variety of Earth's extreme environments as well as the connection to possible extraterrestrial life. Also included are a number of ...

The X-philes: microorganisms at the extremes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This personal website of Richard Johnson, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Rhodes University , gives a detailed overview of the field of extremophile research. Topics covered include ...

Thermophiles 2003 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the home page for the 2003 International Conference on Thermophiles held at the University of Exeter. The site includes information on organizers, scientific program, general information, ...

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 ...