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Isolation of a 250 million-year-old halotolerant bacterium from a primary salt crystal part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This journal article reports the isolation and growth of a previously unrecognized spore-forming bacterium (Bacillus species) from a brine inclusion within a 250-million-year-old salt crystal from ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biology, Evolution
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Some Microbes Help Degrade Pollutants in Delaware River, Researchers Find part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Brief news article on research of microorganism degrading polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH's) in the Delaware Estuary. Site also has links to the Sea Grant News Media's Press center, Experts Guide, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans
Grade Level: Informal, General Public

The Search for LUCA - Last Universal Common Ancestor part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page contains a popular press article about LUCA, the last universal common ancestor. The majority of the article focuses on the relatively recent eukaryotic LUCA hypothesis, covering the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Biology, Microbiology, Evolution:Processes, Biology:Diversity, Evolution, Evolution:Patterns
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: High School (9-12), General Public, Middle (6-8)

New hypothesis for origin of life proposed part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a popular press article about the Hansma mica hypothesis for the origin of life. It briefly explains the possible chemistry of biomolecule (RNA, protein) creation in mica layers. There is a ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biology:Evolution:Processes, Biology:Microbiology, Evolution, Astrobiology, Biogeochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Hot Springs Microbes Hold Key To Dating Sedimentary Rocks, Researchers Say part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a ScienceDaily article about the effect of microbes on sedimentary rock formation. It covers the process of calcium carbonate crystalization, the effect of microbes on that process, and how ...
Subject: Biology: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Crystal Chemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks, , GeosciencePaleontology, Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentary Structures, Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks:Carbonates , Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Biogeosciences , Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Biology:Ecology:Abiotic Relations, Biology:Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Evolution, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

The Origin of Life part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page presents an overview of current theories, data, and debates regarding the origins of life on Earth. Topics covered include the nature of prebiotic Earth and the environment where life ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biology, Evolution:Processes, Biology:Evolution, Ecology, Astrobiology, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: General Public, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Abiogenesis FAQs: Articles on the Origin of Life part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page contains links to articles that address common questions about the origins of life and refute many creationist assertions. The articles cover the probability of abiogenesis, current models ...
Subject: Biology: Chemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Evolution, Evolution:Principles, Processes
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12)

First cell - biophysicist David Deamer believes that protective cells predated the first DNA part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page contains a reprint of a 1995 Discover magazine article featuring David Deamer and his research on the origins of life. The article laces historical/biographical sketches in with the science ...
Subject: Biology: Chemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Astrobiology, Evolution, Evolution:Processes
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: High School (9-12), General Public, Middle (6-8)

Nanobacterium part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Wikipedia article contains a brief overview of nanobacteria. It includes information about various claims regarding the existence and evidence that nanobacteria are a form of life. It also ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Astrobiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

The Worm that Boasts Earth's Hottest Lifestyle part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This brief Exploratorium dispatch reports that the Pompeii worm, an inhabitant of hydrothermal vent ecosystems, can withstand hotter temperatures than any other creature on earth can -- except for ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Benthic, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Extremely Hot
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: General Public, Informal, High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

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