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    Anaerobranca californiensis sp. nov., An Anaerobic, Alkalithermophilic, Fermentative Bacterium Isolated From a Hot Spring on Mono Lake part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This journal article reports the isolation of a novel, obligately anaerobic, alkaliphilic, thermophilic, halotolerant, chemo-organotrophic bacterium from the sediment of an alkaline hot spring ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Evolution:Bioinformatics, Patterns, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Microscopy, Culturing Methods, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
    Extreme Environments: Alkaline
    Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

    Light-Induced Motility of Thermophilic Synechococcus Isolates from Octopus Spring, Yellowstone National Park part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This journal abstract reports that light-induced motility of different cyanobacterial lineages may be indicative that the trait is possibly widespread among the group. The full article, in PDF ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
    Extreme Environments: Alkaline, Extremely Hot
    Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

    Microbial Diversity of Soda Lake Habitats part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This dissertation details the microbial diversity of soda lake habitats. To preface the research, the author includes a table displaying world-wide distribution of soda lakes and soda deserts, a ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Diversity, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
    Extreme Environments: Alkaline
    Grade Level: Graduate/Professional

    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

    Alkaliphilic Micro-0rganisms and Habitats part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This review article summarizes the current status of the biodiversity of alkaliphilic microorganisms in various environments and outlines aspects of their biotechnological potential. The article ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Culturing Methods, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Alkaline
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

    Alkaliphiles: Applications of Their Products for Biotechnology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This 16-page in-depth review article details the biotechnological applications of alkaliphiles. It begins by discussing the definition and history of alkaliphiles, and then analyzes their ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Alkaline
    Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

    Alkaline Hypersaline Lakes as Analogs for Ancient Microbial Habitats on Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This site features a scientific article associated with the Mars Global Surveyor Project, reporting data collected from a study analyzing Mono Lake as a terrestrial analog to Mars. The study is ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Life on Mars, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Diversity
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
    Extreme Environments: Alkaline, Hypersaline
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

    The Microbial Arsenic Cycle in Mono Lake, California part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This minireview summarizes the biogeochemical arsenic cycle in the alkaline, hypersaline Mono Lake. Some prokaryotes of the lake have evolved biochemical mechanisms to exploit arsenate and arsenite, ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Organic and Biochemistry, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Metabolism
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Hypersaline, Alkaline
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional

    Extremophiles: Microbial Life in Extreme Environments part of SERC Print Resource Collection
    This book provides a detailed overview of extremophiles, life-forms that thrive under some of the harshest conditions found on Earth. Over the course of 11 contributed chapters, 26 experts from ...

    Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Biology:Astrobiology, Molecular Biology, Biogeochemistry, Diversity, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Biology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Research Results
    Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Extremely Hot, Acidic, Extremely Cold, High Pressure, Anoxic, Alkaline
    Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional