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    From Genes to Genomes: Beyond Biodiversity in Spain's Rio Tinto part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This journal article reports the unexpectedly high eukaryotic phylogenetic diversity in Spain's Rio Tinto. Microbes of the Rio Tinto must be both acidophilic and tolerant of heavy metals to survive. ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity:Censuses, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
    Extreme Environments: Acidic, Altered by Humans
    Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

    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 , 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)

    Picrophilus gen. nov., fam. nov.: a novel aerobic, heterotrophic, thermoacidophilic genus and family comprising archaea capable of growth around pH 0. part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This scientific paper reports the discovery of two novel species of a genus of thermophilic, heterotrophic, aerobic archaea that grow under extremely acidic conditions. These species were isolated ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biofilms
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
    Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, Acidic
    Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

    Genome sequence of Picrophilus torridus and its implications for life around pH 0. part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This scientific paper describes the Picrophilaceae, which are the most acidophilic organisms known and amazingly, are able to grow at negative pH values. The authors deduce several features that may ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Molecular Biology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
    Extreme Environments: Acidic
    Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

    Microbiology of acidic, geothermal springs of Montserrat: environmental rDNA analysis. part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This scientific paper describes the microbial diversity found in water and sediment samples taken from acidic, geothermal pools on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. Sampling sites included low-, ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Molecular Methods, Microscopy, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Molecular Biology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
    Extreme Environments: Acidic, Extremely Hot
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

    Hardy Microbe Thrives at pH 0 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This article reports that a team of geomicrobiologists has detected a new microbe, called Ferroplasma acidarmanus, surviving in some of the most acidic waters on Earth - a seemingly impossible pH ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Biogeochemistry
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Acidic
    Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

    Geobiology of a microbial endolithic community in the Yellowstone geothermal environment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This Letters to Nature scholarly article presents findings from a study done at Yellowstone's Norris Geyser Basin, the purpose of which was to characterize the endolithic microbial community in the ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Molecular Biology, Ecology:Habitats:Within Rock
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
    Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, Acidic, Anoxic
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

    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