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Breathing Arsenate: Microbes, Minerals, Mono Lake, and Maybe Even Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This abstract explains the discovery and significance of certain diverse and novel bacterial species achieving anaerobic growth using arsenate, rather than oxygen, as a respiratory electron acceptor. ...

From Genes to Genomes: Beyond Biodiversity in Spain's Rio Tinto part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This journal article reports the unexpectedly high eukaryotic phylogenetic diversity in Spain's Rio Tinto. Microbes of the Rio Tinto must be both acidophilic and tolerant of heavy metals to survive. ...

Some Microbes Help Degrade Pollutants in Delaware River, Researchers Find part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Brief news article on research of microorganism degrading polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH's) in the Delaware Estuary. Site also has links to the Sea Grant News Media's Press center, Experts Guide, ...

Deinococcus geothermalis part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Site describes the radiation resistant microbe Deinococcus geothermalis and a close relative. Included in the web page is a list of References. The site also has links to other aspect of the microbe ...

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 ...

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 ...

Polaromonas strain JS666 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page highlights the microbe Polaromonas strain JS666. The microbe was found to degrade trans-1,2-dichloroethene (tDCE), TCE, VC, 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2-DCA) and ETH in addition to coal tar; ...

Geobacter metallireducens part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page features the microbe Geobacter metallireducens. The site briefly describes the ability of Geobacter metallireducens to gain energy through the dissimilatory reduction of iron, ...

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