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Structure of a microbial mat at Great Sippewissett Marsh, Cape Cod, Massachusetts part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This journal article reports the findings from a study analyzing the microzonation of phototrophic bacteria in a flat laminated microbial mat at Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh on Cape Cod, MA. It ...

The Microbial Basis of Life at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article discusses the sampling and in situ experiments carried out by ALVIN at various hydrothermal vent sites as well as the microbes associated with these sites. Major topics are black smokers ...

The Physiology of Vesicular-Arbuscular Endomycorrhizal Symbiosis part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This review article discusses the physiology of vesicular-arbuscular (VA) mycorrhizal symbiosis in categories reflecting successive stages in its formation and function: activation of the VA ...

The Genus Xenorhabdus: Entomopathogenic Bacteria for Use in Teaching General Microbiology part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper presents a brief description of insect-pathogenic bacteria in Xenorhabdus and their life cycle, followed by a protocol that can be easily adapted for classroom teaching. Xenorhabdus is of ...

Ciliates by the Slice part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This educational journal article details fast and easy methods for collecting benthic ciliates from sandy sediments for identification and quantification. It describes the habitat of benthic ...

Learning and Assessing Science Process Skills part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book is designed to help teachers know how to develop necessary science knowledge and skills in their students. The book is to be used individually or in groups by preservice and inservice ...

The importance of microbiology in improving pre-college science education part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This journal article discusses the importance of microbiology in the K-12 classroom. It addresses the impact of hands-on experiments and summarizes the actions of the Pfizer Educational Initiative. ...

Symbiosis: An Introduction to Biological Associations part of SERC Print Resource Collection
The first edition of this book was received as the best introductory overview of this broad field. This book follows the same format, but it addresses the changes in symbiosis research, especially ...

Probing Biodiversity: Molecular Techniques Offer Powerful New Tools part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article introduces the molecular methods used to assess biological diversity. It begins by defining DNA and nucleotide sequencing. An illustration describes the application of molecular methods ...

The Culture and Use of Free-Living Protozoa in Teaching part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This booklet describes basic methods for cultivation and identification of protozoa that may be used for K-12 and college studies. The booklet includes activities that involve using a simple ...