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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

Rio Tinto estuary (Spain): 5000 years of pollution part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This journal article examines the major sources of pollution in the Rio Tinto estuary of southern Spain. The introduction includes a historical perspective of the region, description of the Rio Tinto ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Acidic
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

Chinatown Revisited: Arsenic and the Los Angeles Water Supply part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This quarterly magazine article addresses the presence of arsenic in the Los Angeles water supply, tracing it back to Owens Valley and the development of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. It begins by ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Extremely Hot
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

Heavy Metal Mining Using Microbes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 29-page journal article is a review of heavy metal mining using microbes. It details the history of biomining, general characteristics of biomining microbes, biodiversity of biomining microbes, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology, :Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: Acidic, Altered by Humans
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Ferroplasma acidarmanus part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page provides a description and photograph of Ferroplasma acidarmanus, a newfound archaeon microbe that eats iron, lives in acid-drenched conditions, and has been identified as a chief ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Acidic, Altered by Humans
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Microbial Leaching of Metals part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 16-page book chapter details microbial leaching of metals. Sections include an introduction, terminology, historical background, principles of microbial metal leaching, microbial diversity in ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology, :Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, :Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Acidic, Altered by Humans
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)

Microbial Mining part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article discusses the use of microbial populations in the bioleaching of valuble ores from rock near or within the subsurface of the Earth.
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Biology, :Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, :Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Acidic
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

Chromium(VI) Reduction Pathway Map part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site describes chrome pathways in the environment with respect to several different bacteria species. This site also contains links to references, compounds, and microbe identification as well ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Ecology:Biofilms, Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

Marine Microbial Diversity: The Key to Earth's Habitability part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PDF report was produced as a result of the American Academy of Microbiology colloquium that convened April 8-10, 2005, in San Francisco, California, to focus on marine microbial diversity. In ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Diversity, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Food Webs:Microbial Food Webs, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Surface Waters
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Effect of humic acids on the bioremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from aquifers contaminated with petroleum part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web paper investigates the influence of humic acids on the microbial degradation of PAHs in fuel and oil products at a contaminated site. Solubility and mobility of PAHs in contaminated aquifers ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Organic and Biochemistry, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Biogeochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Bibliography, Research Results
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

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