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Thermal Biology Institute part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The goals of the Thermal Biology Institute's webpage are to present cutting-edge research focused on the biology of geothermal systems, to promote collaboration among researchers and resource ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, :Biogeochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

A Natural View of Microbial Biodiversity within Hot Spring Cyanobacterial Mat Communities part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 18-page review summarizes a decade of research studying hot spring cyanobacterial mats as models for understanding principles of microbial community ecology. It addresses the emergence of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Bioinformatics, Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Diversity, Molecular Biology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Principles, Biofilms
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

Light-Induced Motility of Thermophilic Synechococcus Isolates from Octopus Spring, Yellowstone National Park part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This journal abstract reports that light-induced motility of different cyanobacterial lineages may be indicative that the trait is possibly widespread among the group. The full article, in PDF ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Extreme Environments: Alkaline, Extremely Hot
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

Cabo Rojo Salterns Microbial Observatory part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site is home of the Cabo Rojo Salterns Microbial Observatory. The Cabo Rojo salterns are located in the Southwest region of Puerto Rico and are composed of an estuary, surrounded by natural ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Biofilms, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Culturing Methods, Microscopy, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

Superbug Survival is Basic part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This on-line news article investigates the question: Can microbial life thrive in the caustic conditions common to floor strippers and baking soda? It reports samples near a landfill in south Chicago ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Alkaline
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12)

Microbial Diversity of Soda Lake Habitats part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This dissertation details the microbial diversity of soda lake habitats. To preface the research, the author includes a table displaying world-wide distribution of soda lakes and soda deserts, a ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Diversity, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Extreme Environments: Alkaline
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional

The HaloEd Project part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The HaloEd Project is a web site dedicated to biotechnology education using Halobacteria, halophilic bacteria that live in the hypersaline environments of the world. The site lists why Halobacteria ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Principles, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Activities, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Hypersaline
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

Eukaryotes in Extreme Environments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article is a compilation of information about free-living eukaryotes in extreme environments. Written in summary form, it includes anaerobes, thermophiles, psychrophiles, acidophiles, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Microbiology, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Extremely Hot, High Pressure, Alkaline, Acidic, Extremely Cold
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Mono Lake Microbial Diversity part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a survey reporting the phylogenetic diversity of Mono Lake bacteria as conducted by the Mono Lake Microbial Observatory. Samples were collected from different layers of the lake and analyzed ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Diversity:Censuses, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Alkaline, Altered by Humans
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

The Mono Basin Ecosystem: Effect of a Changing Lake Level part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Diversity:Censuses, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Alkaline, Altered by Humans, Hypersaline
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

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