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Microbial Life in Extreme Environments
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Environmental Affects on Microbial Growth part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This lab activity guides students in the development of background information on the environmental conditions for microbial growth, including that of the extremophiles, and relates this information ...
The Goldilocks Zone part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This on-line news article introduces the Goldilocks Zone, an area of space adequate for the survival of life. Initially believed to be a remarkably small region of space that didn't even include the ...
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, ...
Life in Extreme Environments (LExEn) Workshop Report part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This is a draft report of the Life in Extreme Environments (LExEn) workshop held at the National Science Foundation. It proposes questions such as: What conditions determine the limits of life? What ...
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 ...
Mono Lake and Mars: The Extremophile Connection part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This article explains how and why scientists are looking to Mono Lake for clues regarding life on Mars. It describes tufa formation and the creation of microfossils, the current explorations of ...
Soil & Windogradsky Column Hotlist part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This is an Internet hotlist on the Windogradsky column. Published by a high school teacher, it includes links to soil profiles, soil taxonomy, and Winogradsky Columns.