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Microbiology of Permanently Cold and Frozen Environments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the home page of Antarctic researcher Brent Christner. His site provides detailed reviews of ongoing research involving the identification of microorganisms in cold environments such as ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology, Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Microscopy, Field Methods
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), Graduate/Professional

Antarctic Microbes Colonize under Mars-like Conditions part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This on-line news article takes a look at Antarctic biology over the last 20 years, highlighting the recent discovery of microbes that occupy one of the closest Mars-like terrestrial habitats on ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

Conan the Bacterium part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This on-line news article reveals the defense strategy of radiation-resistant Deinococcus radiodurans to be a tightly packed ring of DNA. The article explores the hypothesis of some that indicates ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

Exobiology in the Solar System and the Search for Life on Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 180-page report of the European Space Agency offers an exobiological view of the solar system and describes the search for life on Mars. Exobiology sections include: chemical evolution in the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Astrobiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, High Radiation, Anoxic, Extremely Hot, Anhydrous, High Pressure, Extremely Cold, Acidic, Alkaline
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Salt of the Early Earth part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This astrobiology news article analyzes the role salt played in the evolution of life on Earth. It explains why scientists have long assumed that life originated in the sea and describes the history ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Astrobiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), General Public, College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Microbial Ecology of an Extreme Acidic Environment, the Tinto River part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This journal article analyzes the microbial ecology of the Rio Tinto, an extreme environment with a rather constant acidic pH and high concentration of heavy metals. Molecular ecology techniques are ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology, Molecular Biology, Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Aqueous Solutions, Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, Research Results
Extreme Environments: Acidic
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

Ferroplasma acidarmanus part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page provides a description and photograph of Ferroplasma acidarmanus, a newfound archaeon microbe that eats iron, lives in acid-drenched conditions, and has been identified as a chief ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Acidic, Altered by Humans
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

'Black Smokers' WebQuest: An Internet WebQuest on Hydrothermal Vents part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains a black smokers WebQuest where students in groups investigate one aspect of the science of black smokers. The WebQuest provides a separate list of links for each research role, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Biological, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Tectonics, Geochemistry, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Biology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Project:Independent Research
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems, Mid-ocean Ridge
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Sea Floor Hot Springs As Teeming With Valuable Minerals And Microbes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article found in SpaceDaily is a review of the research and professional affiliations of marine geologist and geophysicist Peter A. Rona of the department of geological sciences and the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: High Pressure
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Microbial Mining part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article discusses the use of microbial populations in the bioleaching of valuble ores from rock near or within the subsurface of the Earth.
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Acidic
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

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