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Global patterns in bacterial diversity part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is an article article about global bacterial diversity published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2007. The authors performed a meta-analysis of bacterial diversity data ...

BIOLOGY OF WOLBACHIA part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is an extensive review of Wolbachia biology published in 1997. Topics covered include history of discovery and study, phylogeny and distribution, Wolbachia-induced alterations in host ...

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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 ...

Two faces of the prokaryote concept part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a review article from International Microbiology (2006) which explores the history and future of the prokaryote concept. Topics covered include the seminal 1962 'Concept of a bacterium' ...

How Many Wolbachia Supergroups Exist? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a brief article from Molecular Biology and Evolution (2002) on classification of Wolbachia by molecular phylogenetics. The introduction to the paper provides an overview of previous ...

From Parasite to Mutualist: Rapid Evolution of Wolbachia in Natural Populations of Drosophila part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a research paper on a case study in Wolbachia evolution published in PLoS Biology in 2007. The study takes advantage of a natural experiment - the spread of Wolbachia through California ...

Wolbachia: Evolutionary novelty in a rickettsial bacteria part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a research article on Wolbachia evolution published in BMC Evolutionary Biology in 2001. It presents a molecular phylogenetic study of Wolbachia, Ehrlichia, and Rickettsia. Two gene ...

Characterization of a Novel Spirochete Associated with the Hydrothermal Vent Polychaete Annelid, Alvinella pompejana part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Applied and Environmental Microbiology journal article reports the characterization of a novel microbe associated with the hydrothermal vent tubeworm Alvinella pompejana, the most thermotolerant ...

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 ...