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Life in Extreme Environments (LExEn) Workshop Report part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a draft report of the Life in Extreme Environments (LExEn) workshop held at the National Science Foundation. It proposes questions such as: What conditions determine the limits of life? What ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Diversity, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Astrobiology, Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Microscopy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, High Pressure, Anoxic, Extremely Hot, Anhydrous, High Radiation, Extremely Cold, Alkaline, Acidic
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

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)

Tardigrade Species Distribution Project part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides information about Tardigrades and introduces the Tardigrade Species Distribution Project. The objectives of the project are to engage students in hands-on science and to map the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations, Activities:Project
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Hypersaline, High Radiation, Extremely Hot, Acidic, Alkaline, Extremely Cold
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Research Team Discovers First Evidence of Microbes Living in a Rock Glacier part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This NSF press release reports that scientists have discovered evidence of microbial activity in a rock glacier high above tree line in the Rocky Mountains, a barren environment previously thought to ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold, High Radiation
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional

Looking for life in all the wrong places - research on cryptoendoliths part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article highlights the professional careers of two pioneer microbiologists, Imre Friedmann and his wife Roseli Ocampo-Friedmann. A personal interview with Friedmann gives readers a first hand ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Astrobiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Geoscience:Geology, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, High Pressure
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, Informal, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

Deinococcus geothermalis part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Site describes the radiation resistant microbe Deinococcus geothermalis and a close relative. Included in the web page is a list of References. The site also has links to other aspect of the microbe ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Extremely Hot, Altered by Humans
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

Rubrobacter xylanophilus part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site features the microbe Rubrobacter xylanophilus. This organism was found to be extremely gamma-radiation resistant. This organism was also found to be slightly thermophilic. The DNA of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Extremely Hot, Anhydrous
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Life in extreme environments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Nature insight review article "Life in extreme environments" is a detailed description of bacterial prevalence in extreme environments. It includes diagrams and descriptions of the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Biology, :Biogeochemistry, Geoscience:Geology, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, High Radiation, Extremely Hot, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Extremely Cold, Hypersaline, Alkaline, Acidic
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)