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Arsenic: Toxic to People, Vital for Some Microbes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This on-line newspaper article introduces arsenic-breathing bacteria. The article briefly describes the history and uses of arsenic and then explains how these microbes may be responsible for arsenic ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12)

Antarctic Microbes Colonize under Mars-like Conditions part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This on-line news article takes a look at Antarctic biology over the last 20 years, highlighting the recent discovery of microbes that occupy one of the closest Mars-like terrestrial habitats on ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

Conan the Bacterium part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This on-line news article reveals the defense strategy of radiation-resistant Deinococcus radiodurans to be a tightly packed ring of DNA. The article explores the hypothesis of some that indicates ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

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)

Ferroplasma acidarmanus part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page provides a description and photograph of Ferroplasma acidarmanus, a newfound archaeon microbe that eats iron, lives in acid-drenched conditions, and has been identified as a chief ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Acidic, Altered by Humans
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

'Black Smokers' WebQuest: An Internet WebQuest on Hydrothermal Vents part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains a black smokers WebQuest where students in groups investigate one aspect of the science of black smokers. The WebQuest provides a separate list of links for each research role, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Biological, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Tectonics, Geochemistry, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Biology, :Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Project:Independent Research
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems, Mid-ocean Ridge
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Life without Volcanic Heat part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a news article by NASA Astrobiology Institute featuring Deborah Kelly from the University of Washington. She talks about the navigational challenges of reaching this newly discovered ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Biofilms, Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Pedagogic Resources:Research Results, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Anoxic, Extremely Hot, Alkaline
Grade Level: General Public

The Discovery of the Lost City Hydrothermal Field, 2000 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page (part of the Lost City Expedition Site) describes the serendipitous discovery of the Lost City Hydrothermal Field by. In 2000, Kelley, Karson, and Früh-Green participated on a cruise ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, Anoxic, Alkaline
Grade Level: Informal, General Public

Bacteria under ice: Some don't like it hot part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article written by Richard Monastersky of Science News Online describes the work of Martin Sharp of the University of Alberta and colleagues from the United Kingdom. This group began searching ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, :Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, :Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Extremely Cold
Grade Level: General Public

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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