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The Microbial Biorealm part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Microbial Biorealm is an informational site about microbes written by students for students. Hosted by Kenyon College, the site includes molecular and taxonomic information about microbes from ...

Isolation of a 250 million-year-old halotolerant bacterium from a primary salt crystal part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This journal article reports the isolation and growth of a previously unrecognized spore-forming bacterium (Bacillus species) from a brine inclusion within a 250-million-year-old salt crystal from ...

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, ...

Alkaline Hypersaline Lakes as Analogs for Ancient Microbial Habitats on Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site features a scientific article associated with the Mars Global Surveyor Project, reporting data collected from a study analyzing Mono Lake as a terrestrial analog to Mars. The study is ...

Microbiology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is an undergraduate General Microbiology course offered as part of the Red Layer Microbial Observatory (RLMO) Project's Original Waksman/NSF Supported Courses and Workshops. The course is a ...

The bacterial species definition in the genomic era part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a research article published in The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (2006). The authors use a comparative genomics approach to evaluate the current bacterial species ...

Allopatric origins of microbial species part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a review article about microbial biogeography and speciation published in The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (2006). The author focuses specifically on the ...

Lateral gene transfers and the evolution eukaryotes: theories and data part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a review article about the role of lateral gene transfer in eukaryotic evolution. It was published in 2002 and provides good perspective on ideas that had/were changing at the time of ...

Recombination confounds interpretations of Wolbachia evolution. part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page contains a research article about Wolbachia evolution published in 2001. The authors present evidence of recombination between Wolbachia strains based on phylogenetic analyses. This ...

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This is an article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2006. The authors used a new high-throughput DNA sequencing technology to show that marine microbial communities ...