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Park Issues: Bioprospecting and Benefits-Sharing part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This chapter from the Yellowstone Resources and Issues Handbook 2012 describes a variety of issues in Yellowstone National Park: Aquatic Invaders, Bear Management, Bioprospecting, Bison Management, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology, :Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

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

Wolbachia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Wikipedia article features a brief overview of Wolbachia, including its history, role in sexual differentiation of hosts, horizontal gene transfer and applications to human health. A scientific ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Molecular Biology, Biology, :Microbiology, Evolution, Diversity, Ecology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

Bizarre parasite that kills male insects and disrupts insect sex lives is not all bad: it can make sterile fruit flies fertile again part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Researchers at UC Berkely discover that the bacterium Wolbachia pipientis allows a sterile female fruit fly to lay eggs, circumventing a genetic mutation in a gene that is the key to determining the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, :Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Biology:Evolution
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Study raises malaria block hopes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This BBC news article reports that scientists have made a key breakthrough in understanding the genetics of Wolbachia, a parasite they hope could be used to block the spread of malaria. The article ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, :Molecular , Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Symbiotic Relations:Parasitism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

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)

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