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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)

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)

Salt of the Early Earth part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This astrobiology news article analyzes the role salt played in the evolution of life on Earth. It explains why scientists have long assumed that life originated in the sea and describes the history ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Astrobiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), General Public, College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

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)

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)

Life at the Extremes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This news source provides journalists with information about scientist Linda Amaral Zettler and the extreme environment of the Rio Tinto. The resource explains that the Rio Tinto, once considered ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Diversity:Censuses, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: Acidic
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

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)

The Quorum Sensing Site part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website is home of the Quorum Sensing Research Group at the University of Nottingham and aims to be a "one stop shop" for quorum sensing (QS) research. The site includes an overview of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Bacterial Symbionts Induce Host Organ Morphogenesis During Early Postembryonic Development of the Squid Euprymna scolopes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This journal abstract discusses the mutualistic association between the squid Euprymna scolopes and the bacterium Vibrio fischeri, an emerging experimental system for the study of the influence of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

The Microbial Biorealm part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Microbial Biorealm is an informational site about microbes written by students for students. Hosted by Kenyon College, the site includes molecular and taxonomic information about microbes from ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Microbiology, Biology, :Molecular
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)