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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)

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)

Audio Interview with Dr. Carol Stoker about MARTE and the Rio Tinto part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site features links to broadcast quality audio files and transcripts from an interview with Dr. Carol Stoker about the Mars Analog Research and Technology Experiment (MARTE) which is to take ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Audio, Animations/Video, Audio/Visual
Extreme Environments: Acidic
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), Informal

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 Role of Micro-Organisms in Acid Rock Drainage part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This reference site explains the role of microbes in acid rock drainage. Topics include the sulfur cycle, the role of microorganisms in the sulfur cycle, natural oxidation in the sulfur cycle, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology, :Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Acid/Base Reactions, Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Aqueous Solutions
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, :Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Acidic
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

The Little Workers of the Mining Industry part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This biotechnology reference site describes the role of microbes in the mining industry. Written in textbook format, the site includes sections about biomineralization, bioleaching, stirred tank ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Acidic
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Graduate/Professional, 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)

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)

Eukaryotic Diversity in Spain's River of Fire part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This brief journal communication describes the eukaryotic diversity of Spain's Rio Tinto, which is surprisingly greater than that of the prokaryotes. Morphology and molecular- based investigations ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology, :Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: Acidic
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional

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)