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Microbiology of Permanently Cold and Frozen Environments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the home page of Antarctic researcher Brent Christner. His site provides detailed reviews of ongoing research involving the identification of microorganisms in cold environments such as ...

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 ...

Microbial Wonders of the Deep: Halophiles part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This reference site describes the adaptations of truly halophilic organisms that have a dependency upon high salt concentrations for survival. It discusses the creation of different hypersaline ...

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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 ...

Hot Springs Microbes Hold Key To Dating Sedimentary Rocks, Researchers Say part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a ScienceDaily article about the effect of microbes on sedimentary rock formation. It covers the process of calcium carbonate crystalization, the effect of microbes on that process, and how ...

Nanobacterium part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Wikipedia article contains a brief overview of nanobacteria. It includes information about various claims regarding the existence and evidence that nanobacteria are a form of life. It also ...

SEM imaging of bacteria in carbonate sediments and rocks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Journal of Sedimentary Petrology scholarly paper details the findings of Robert Folk, the "father of nannobacteria." Folk is credited with discovering nanobe structures in carbonate ...

Bioluminescence part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Bioluminescence webpage is an entry in Kimball's online biology textbook. It discusses the ability of living things to emit light, the various molecules involved, how fireflies control their ...

The Worm that Boasts Earth's Hottest Lifestyle part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This brief Exploratorium dispatch reports that the Pompeii worm, an inhabitant of hydrothermal vent ecosystems, can withstand hotter temperatures than any other creature on earth can -- except for ...

Hot-Water Worms May Use Bacteria as Shield part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Geographic news article highlights research being done to study the Pompeii worm (Alvinella pompejana), the most heat tolerant complex organism on Earth, and its microscopic symbionts. ...

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