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Microbial Life in Extreme Environments
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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
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 ...
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, ...
Ice Cube of Exotic Microbes part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This article describes a permafrost subglacial lake discovered beneath Antarctica. The lake offers scientists a chance to test their sterile drilling techniques before exploring elsewhere in search ...
Exotic-looking Microbes Turn Up In Ancient Antarctic Ice part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This article describes newly discovered microbial organisms in the Antarctic ice sheet. The microbes were discovered in deep ice core samples from the Vostok Station about 1,000 km from the South ...
Life in extreme environments part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This Nature insight review article "Life in extreme environments" is a detailed description of bacterial prevalence in extreme environments. It includes diagrams and descriptions of the ...
The Mysterious Life of Caves part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This is a companion website to a NOVA television series investigating strange life-forms found in toxic caverns. The program reviews the traditional theory of cave formation; introduces new theories ...