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    Mono Lake and Mars: The Extremophile Connection part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This article explains how and why scientists are looking to Mono Lake for clues regarding life on Mars. It describes tufa formation and the creation of microfossils, the current explorations of ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Astrobiology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Anoxic, Hypersaline, Alkaline
    Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

    Was the Environment for Primordial Life Hypersaline? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This journal article explores the possibility that Halobacteria may have been one of the original forms of life. Many scientists are turning to Archaea as having a role in the origin of life, but ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Evolution:Principles, Patterns
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

    Halophiles in Space part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This two-minute video interview with SETI researcher Rocco Mancinelli describes his interest in halophiles and their adaptive abilities to withstand extreme environments, including the vacuum and ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Astrobiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
    Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
    Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
    Grade Level: General Public, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

    Exobiology in the Solar System and the Search for Life on Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This 180-page report of the European Space Agency offers an exobiological view of the solar system and describes the search for life on Mars. Exobiology sections include: chemical evolution in the ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Astrobiology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, High Radiation, Anoxic, Extremely Hot, Anhydrous, High Pressure, Extremely Cold, Acidic, Alkaline
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

    Microbial Wonders of the Deep part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    Microbial Wonders of the Deep explores a number of interesting and highly adaptive organisms within some of the most extreme environments imaginable- those of the deep ocean. The website focuses on ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Astrobiology, Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
    Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Extremely Hot, High Pressure, Extremely Cold
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), 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)

    Extreme Animals part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This online news article discusses the ability of tardigrades to withstand harsh conditions. The article covers the history, biology and significance of tardigrades, as well as the different types of ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Biology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
    Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Hypersaline, High Pressure, Alkaline, Extremely Cold, Acidic, Extremely Hot
    Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

    Alkaline Hypersaline Lakes as Analogs for Ancient Microbial Habitats on Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This site features a scientific article associated with the Mars Global Surveyor Project, reporting data collected from a study analyzing Mono Lake as a terrestrial analog to Mars. The study is ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Life on Mars, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Diversity
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
    Extreme Environments: Alkaline, Hypersaline
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

    Extreme Halophiles Are Models for Astrobiology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This Microbe Magazine article promotes the study of extremophiles, such as halophiles on Earth, as a way to provide helpful insights in our search for life elsewhere in the universe. It reports that ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Evolution, Diversity
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

    The X-philes: microorganisms at the extremes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This personal website of Richard Johnson, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Rhodes University , gives a detailed overview of the field of extremophile research. Topics covered include ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Evolution, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Molecular Biology, Astrobiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology:Microbiology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Bibliography, Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, Extremely Cold, High Pressure, Hypersaline, Acidic, Alkaline
    Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), General Public, College Lower (13-14)

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