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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 ...

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 ...

HaloLex part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site provides access to the genome of Halobacterium salinarum. It is based on the genome sequencing in the Dept. Oesterhelt of the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, ...

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This page is part of an evolutionary biology tutorial for teachers. It provides an overview of the origins of life. Subsequent pages cover possible mechanisms of abiogenesis, the search for ancient ...

Novel nano-organisms from Australian sandstones part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This American Mineralogist scholarly paper (PDF format) reports the detection of living colonies of nano-organisms (nanobes) on Triassic and Jurassic sandstones and other substrates. Dr. Philippa ...

The Winnowing: Establishing the Squid-Vibrio Symbiosis part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Nature Reviews Microbiology article examines the symbiosis between the squid Euprymna scolopes and its luminous bacterial symbiont, Vibrio fischeri. Using image-rich illustrations, it depicts ...

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 cepacia R1808 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page features the Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc). Comprised of at least nine closely related species, the Bcc is known for bioremediation and metabolic diversity. The site includes a ...

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 ...

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