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    The HaloEd Project part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    The HaloEd Project is a web site dedicated to biotechnology education using Halobacteria, halophilic bacteria that live in the hypersaline environments of the world. The site lists why Halobacteria ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Principles, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
    Resource Type: Activities, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Hypersaline
    Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

    Secrets of a Salty Survivor part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This Science at NASA article reports the ability of the halophilic bacteria Halobacterium to survive lethal doses of radiation, extreme dryness, and the vacuum of space. Potential applications for ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Molecular Biology, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
    Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Audio, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Hypersaline
    Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8)

    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)

    Microbial Wonders of the Deep: Halophiles part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This reference site describes the adaptations of truly halophilic organisms that have a dependency upon high salt concentrations for survival. It discusses the creation of different hypersaline ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
    Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), 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)

    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)

    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)

    Extremophilic Bacteria and Microbial Diversity part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold, Extremely Hot, High Pressure, Acidic, Hypersaline, Alkaline
    Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)

    Microbial Diversity of Great Salt Lake part of SERC Print Resource Collection
    This book chapter discusses the microbial diversity of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Sections cover the dynamic and dichotomous Great Salt Lake, the diversity of halophilic microorganisms in Great ...

    Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Diversity, Education, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
    Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Research Results
    Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional

    Extremophiles: Microbial Life in Extreme Environments part of SERC Print Resource Collection
    This book provides a detailed overview of extremophiles, life-forms that thrive under some of the harshest conditions found on Earth. Over the course of 11 contributed chapters, 26 experts from ...

    Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Biology:Astrobiology, Molecular Biology, Biogeochemistry, Diversity, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Biology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Research Results
    Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Extremely Hot, Acidic, Extremely Cold, High Pressure, Anoxic, Alkaline
    Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional

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