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Hydrothermal Vents: Hot Spots Of Microbial Diversity part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page contains a popular press article about a recent study of marine microbial diversity. It summarizes the major findings of the study and discusses the novel methodology used. There are also ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Molecular Biology, Biology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Diversity, Ecology, Diversity:Censuses, Biology:Ecology:Habitats
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: Informal, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Evolution: Infectious Speciation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Nature news article summarizes reports that the infectious bacterium Wolbachia acts as a reproductive barrier to gene exchange in its host. The article reviews the nature of Wolbachia and ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Processes, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, Evolution:Patterns, Principles, Biology:Ecology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Biology:Evolution
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

Recombination confounds interpretations of Wolbachia evolution. part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page contains a research article about Wolbachia evolution published in 2001. The authors present evidence of recombination between Wolbachia strains based on phylogenetic analyses. This ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Processes, Patterns, Bioinformatics, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, Evolution:Principles, Biology:Molecular Biology, Evolution, Ecology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Symbiotic Relations:Parasitism, Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)

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This is an article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2006. The authors used a new high-throughput DNA sequencing technology to show that marine microbial communities ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Evolution:Bioinformatics, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology, Molecular Biology, Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Biology:Ecology, Diversity:Censuses, Biology:Diversity, Ecology:Habitats, Habitats:Marine, Biology:Evolution
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

The parasitic bacterium Wolbachia and the origin of the eukaryotic cell part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This scientific abstract analyzes the relationships between eukaryotes and alphaproteobacteria, specifically Wolbachia pipientis, as a key in understanding the rise of mitochondria leading to the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Processes, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, Evolution:Patterns, Principles, Biology:Ecology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Biology:Evolution
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, 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)

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 ...
Subject: Biology: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Crystal Chemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks, , GeosciencePaleontology, Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentary Structures, Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks:Carbonates , Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Biogeosciences , Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Biology:Ecology:Abiotic Relations, Biology:Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Evolution, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

The Origin of Life part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page presents an overview of current theories, data, and debates regarding the origins of life on Earth. Topics covered include the nature of prebiotic Earth and the environment where life ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biology, Evolution:Processes, Biology:Evolution, Ecology, Astrobiology, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: General Public, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Interview with Dr. Gunter Wachtershauser part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page contains a transcript of an interview with Dr. Gunter Wachtershauser about his iron-sulfur world theory of the origins of life. He discusses the methodology by which he arrived at the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Sociology, Biology:Evolution:Processes, Biology:Microbiology, Evolution, Ecology, Astrobiology, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Opinion, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Microbial Evolution - Part 2 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the second segment (of 4) of a YouTube version of the Microbial Evolution episode of Annenberg Media's Unseen Life on Earth series. This version is split into four 7-minute segments. ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Molecular Methods, Biology:Molecular Biology, Biology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology:Evolution:Processes, Biology:Ecology, Evolution, Ecology:Habitats, Biology:Evolution:Patterns
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Audio/Visual
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

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