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How Small Can Life Be part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Space Daily article presents information regarding nanobacteria. The article discusses what a nanobacterium is, the controversy over whether or not something so small can be living, and future ...

An Illuminating Partnership for Squid part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online news article features insights into understanding aspects of the relationship between the squid Euprymna scolopes and its bioluminescent symbiont Vibrio fischeri. The ideas in this ...

Future Medicine From Squid part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This news article reports an exciting discovery about a toxic molecule found in both humans and in the Hawaiian bobtail squid that may hold the medical key for critical organ development and the ...

An Enlightening Toxin part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article discusses the squid light organ, squid-bacteria (Vibrio) symbiosis, and the requirement of a bacterial toxin for light organ development. Part of the Funny by Nature website, it also ...

Bioluminescence part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Wikipedia entry describes bioluminescence, the production and emission of light by a living organism as the result of a chemical reaction during which chemical energy is converted to light ...

Bioluminescence in Plankton and Nekton part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article features an excerpt about bioluminescence from the Encyclopedia of Ocean Science. It includes an introduction to bioluminescence and the biochemistry behind it, information about ...

Great Moments in Science: Lights of Life 1 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Great Moments in Science radio transcript discusses the history of bioluminescence. It covers the first scientists to study bioluminescence, organisms capable of making light, biochemistry of ...

Great Moments in Science: Light of Life 2 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Great Moments in Science radio transcript describes the three types of bioluminescence (bacterial, extracellular, and intracellular) and associated medical applications. The audio version of ...

Monsters of the Deep: Deep Sea Bioluminescence part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This award-winning Sea and Sky website uses creative graphics to explore deep sea bioluminescence. It defines the phenomenon of bioluminescence, explains the chemical reactions involved, describes ...

Ground-Truthing the Paleoclimate Record part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Oceanus article provides an overview of paleoclimate studies by discussing past and current methods for determining paleoclimate. It explains how the geological record has become an important ...