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    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

    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

    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)

    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)

    Octopus Spring part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This reference site consists of images and descriptions of Octopus Spring in Yellowstone National Park. Part of the teacher workshop "Extremities: Geology and Life in Yellowstone and ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Biology:Ecology:Principles, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
    Resource Type: Activities:Field Activity:Field trip , Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, Alkaline
    Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

    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)

    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)

    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

    Evidence Against Hydrogen-Based Microbial Ecosystems in Basalt Aquifers part of SERC Print Resource Collection
    This Science scholarly article provides information regarding experiments that demonstrated that hydrogen is not produced from microorganisms living in basalt. It has been proposed that hydrogen ...

    Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Habitats:Within Rock, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Research Results
    Extreme Environments: Alkaline
    Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional

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