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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)

Thermophiles part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This official site of Yellowstone National Park contains information on thermophiles as a part of the "Nature in Yellowstone" home page. Specific topics covered ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Diversity
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Grade Level: General Public

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

One Species' Genome Discovered Inside Another's part of SERC Web Resource Collection

According to this online article, scientists have discovered a copy of the genome of the bacterial parasite Wolbachia residing inside the genome of its host species. It explains that lateral gene ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Processes, Biology:Molecular Biology, Biology, :Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Microbiology, Evolution, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Biology:Ecology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Animations/Video
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), General Public, Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

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 , 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, , Geoscience:Paleontology, 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 , 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 , 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)

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