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Yellowstone Resources and Issues Guide - Astrobiology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This report explores the connection between geomicrobiology and astrobiology, explaining NASA's interest in the natural history of Yellowstone National Park. Multi-institution research teams are ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Evolution, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, General Public, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

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)

Breathing Arsenate: Microbes, Minerals, Mono Lake, and Maybe Even Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This abstract explains the discovery and significance of certain diverse and novel bacterial species achieving anaerobic growth using arsenate, rather than oxygen, as a respiratory electron acceptor. ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biology, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Hypersaline, Alkaline
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional

Was the Environment for Primordial Life Hypersaline? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This journal article explores the possibility that Halobacteria may have been one of the original forms of life. Many scientists are turning to Archaea as having a role in the origin of life, but ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Evolution:Principles, Patterns
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

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)

The Sciences: The Frontiers of Life part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 60-page special issue of The Sciences features articles written by leading researchers in the fields of astrobiology and evolution. Appropriately titled The Frontiers of Life, article topics ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Life on Mars, Biology:Evolution, Astrobiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, Informal, Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)

Exobiology: The Survival Ability of Halophiles under Martian Conditions part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This report examines the ability of two halophiles isolated from San Francisco Bay to survive severe Martian conditions. The report introduces the extreme conditions on Mars and offers a brief survey ...
Subject: Biology: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Life on Mars, Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

The Astrobiology Web part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site contains astrobiology news and links about: astrochemistry, bioinformatics, biosatellites, gravitational biology, hydrothermal vent communities, genomics, astropaleobiology, radiation ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Collection
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, Informal, General Public, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

Astrobiology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Astrobiology is a peer-reviewed journal that explores the secrets of life's origin, evolution, distribution, and destiny in the universe. This multidisciplinary journal covers: astrophysics; ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Astrobiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Bibliography, Collection, Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

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