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Burkholderia cepacia R1808 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page features the Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc). Comprised of at least nine closely related species, the Bcc is known for bioremediation and metabolic diversity. The site includes a ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Bibliography, Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Burkholderia xenovorans LB400 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page describes the microbe Burkholderia xenovorans strain LB400. Burkholderia xenovorans LB400 is a know aerobic degrader of PCBs, as well as degrading benzoate. The page gives some genomic ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Biographical Resources, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

Desulfitobacterium hafniense part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Web page highlingts the microbe Desulfitobacterium. Thess microbes can anaerobicaly dehalogenate both aromatic and alkyl chlorinated compounds. Compounds including chlorinated phenols, chlorinated ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Bioinformatics, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Anoxic
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

Polaromonas strain JS666 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page highlights the microbe Polaromonas strain JS666. The microbe was found to degrade trans-1,2-dichloroethene (tDCE), TCE, VC, 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2-DCA) and ETH in addition to coal tar; ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Bioinformatics, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Bibliography, Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Rhodobacter sphaeroides part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Web site highlights the photosynthetic microbe Rhodobacter sphaeroides. This microbe is known to detoxify a number of metal oxides and oxyanions. The site also describes other aspects of research on ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Geobacter metallireducens part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page features the microbe Geobacter metallireducens. The site briefly describes the ability of Geobacter metallireducens to gain energy through the dissimilatory reduction of iron, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Bibliography, Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Ralstonia eutropha part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site features Ralstonia eutropha, a Gram negative bacteria with the ability to degrade chloroaromatic compounds and chemically-related pollutants. The microbe is known for its potential for ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Mopping up arsenic part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Geotimes article focuses on arsenic and discusses the problem of ground water laden with arsenic compounds, and how remediation of these waters can be done using various methods including ...
Subject: Biology: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Geology of groundwater occurrence, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Contaminant hydrology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Aqueous Solutions, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Glacial lake hides bacteria part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article highlights the published work of a geomicrobiology research team led by Eric Gaidos from the University of Hawaii and Brian Lanoil, from the University of California, Riverside. This ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Research Results, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: High Pressure
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Signature Lipids and Stable Carbon Isotope Analyses of Octopus Spring Hyperthermophilic Communities Compared with Those of Aquificales Representatives part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This journal article reports a study originally intended to examine the microbial composition of Octopus Spring and nearby vent biofilms. The article compares the lipid profiles of several genera ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Culturing Methods, Microscopy, Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Biology:Biogeochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)