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Arthrobacter part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site describes the bacterium Arthrobacter and its classification, description/significance, structure, metabolism, ecology, cultivation, and references. This site also contains links to Virginia ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, Pedagogic Resources:Collection, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

A Brief History of Life on Earth part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This brief article provides an overview of major events in the evolution of life on Earth, including the origination of life, transition to an oxygen atmosphere, and endosymbiotic origins of ...
Subject: Biology: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate, Biology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Evolution, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Biology:Ecology:Habitats, Biology:Microbiology, Evolution, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Pedagogic Resources
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Speciation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page contains lecture notes on speciation. Topics covered include biological, ecological, and phylogenetic species definitions; subspecies; hybridization; mechanisms of reproductive isolation; ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Evolution:Processes, Principles, Biology:Diversity, Ecology, Evolution
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Course Information:Course Site, Pedagogic Resources, Course Information, Assessments
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)

Cyanobacteria and the Cryptobiotic Crust part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Cryptobiotic crusts are featured in this web page, with discussion on cryptobiotic communities, cyanobacteria, and other organisms that comprise this environment. The site provides numerous images of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Anhydrous
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Toxic Blooms: Understanding Red Tides part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online seminar reviews the topic of red tides in four sessions, which review the effect HABs have on public health, wildlife and the economy; describe common harmful algal species and their ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Benthic, Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Scientific Resources:Research Results
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16)

Bacteriophage observations and evolution part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Bacteriophages are classified into one order and 13 families. Over 5100 phages have been examined in the electron microscope since 1959. At least 4950 phages (96%) are tailed. They constitute the ...

Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Education:Assessment, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Diversity:Censuses, Biology:Evolution:Bioinformatics, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Pedagogic Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional

The 1.2-Megabase Genome Sequence of Mimivirus part of SERC Print Resource Collection
We recently reported the discovery and preliminary characterization of Mimivirus, the largest known virus, with a 400-nanometer particle size comparable to mycoplasma. Mimivirus is a double-stranded ...

Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Molecular Biology, Ecology:Metabolism, Habitats:Marine, Biology:Evolution:Bioinformatics, Patterns, Education:Assessment, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Pedagogic Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional

Are Viruses Alive? part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article discusses how viruses, somewhere between living and nonliving, are categorized in biology, and their role in evolution. For about 100 years, the scientific community has repeatedly ...

Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Education:Assessment, Biology:Molecular Biology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution:Principles, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Research Results, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), Informal, General Public

Do viruses form lineages across different domains of life? part of SERC Print Resource Collection
The scarce characterization of the viral world has hampered our efforts to appreciate the magnitude and diversity of the viral domain. It appears that almost every species can be infected by a number ...

Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Education:Assessment, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Evolution:Principles, Bioinformatics, Patterns, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Pedagogic Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional

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 ...

Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Biology:Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Ecology:Biofilms, Education:Assessment
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity:Jigsaw, Scientific Resources:Research Results, Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional

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