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Microbial Wonders of the Deep part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Microbial Wonders of the Deep explores a number of interesting and highly adaptive organisms within some of the most extreme environments imaginable- those of the deep ocean. The website focuses on ...

Secrets of a Salty Survivor part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Science at NASA article reports the ability of the halophilic bacteria Halobacterium to survive lethal doses of radiation, extreme dryness, and the vacuum of space. Potential applications for ...

Hot! Hot! Hot! But How? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is part of a larger module called Stalking the Mysterious Microbe, containing experiments, mysteries, and news stories relating to microbes. This particular site features an article ...

Microbial Genomics part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Web page with links to microbes in the JGI system than have finished genomes and draft genomes. There are also links to JGI home page, genome portal home, and the human genome project.

Burkholderia xenovorans LB400 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page describes the microbe Burkholderia xenovorans strain LB400. Burkholderia xenovorans LB400 is a know aerobic degrader of PCBs, as well as degrading benzoate. The page gives some genomic ...

Methylobium petroleophilum part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page features the microbe Methylobium petroleophilum strain PM1 that can grow on and completely degrade the fuel additive MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether). The page gives some genomic ...

Rhodobacter sphaeroides part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Web site highlights the photosynthetic microbe Rhodobacter sphaeroides. This microbe is known to detoxify a number of metal oxides and oxyanions. The site also describes other aspects of research on ...

Rubrobacter xylanophilus part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site features the microbe Rubrobacter xylanophilus. This organism was found to be extremely gamma-radiation resistant. This organism was also found to be slightly thermophilic. The DNA of ...

Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PBS documentary provides an overview of the microbial world and offers an exciting glimpse into the field of microbiology. Meet scientists from around the world investigating the microbial world ...

Desulfitobacterium hafniense part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Web page highlingts the microbe Desulfitobacterium. Thess microbes can anaerobicaly dehalogenate both aromatic and alkyl chlorinated compounds. Compounds including chlorinated phenols, chlorinated ...

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