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Eukaryotes in Extreme Environments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article is a compilation of information about free-living eukaryotes in extreme environments. Written in summary form, it includes anaerobes, thermophiles, psychrophiles, acidophiles, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Microbiology, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Extremely Hot, High Pressure, Alkaline, Acidic, Extremely Cold
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Mono Basin Clearinghouse part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site serves as a comprehensive listing of scientific information on the Mono Basin, California. It is organized into the following categories: reports and studies database; reports and studies ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology, :Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Diversity, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Scientific Resources, Audio/Visual, Datasets and Tools
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Hypersaline, Alkaline
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Mono Lake Microbial Observatory part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is home of the Mono Lake Microbial Observatory. The primary goal of the Mono Lake Microbial Observatory project is to examine the distributions of Mono Lake microbes and to understand the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, :Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology, Diversity
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Maps, Scientific Resources:Research Results
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Alkaline, Hypersaline
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

International Society for Salt Lake Research part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is home of the International Society for Salt Lake Research (ISSLR), an organization founded to establish effective liaison between persons interested in any aspect of inland saline waters, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)

Princeton' s Geomicrobiology Web part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource includes information pertaining to life in deep surfaces and other extreme environments. Topics covered include geomicrobial life in extreme deep-subsurface environments characterized ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology, :Microbiology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: Alkaline, High Pressure, Hypersaline
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

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)

Life in extreme environments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Nature insight review article "Life in extreme environments" is a detailed description of bacterial prevalence in extreme environments. It includes diagrams and descriptions of the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Biology, :Biogeochemistry, Geoscience:Geology, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, High Radiation, Extremely Hot, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Extremely Cold, Hypersaline, Alkaline, Acidic
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

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

Halobacteria: The Evidence for Longevity part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This review article discusses the diverse populations of halophilic microorganisms supported by ancient subterranean salt deposits called evaporates. The article begins by offering a brief ...

Subject: Biology: Biology:Astrobiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Biology:Molecular Biology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology, :Diversity, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Research Results
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

Adaptation to life at high salt concentrations in Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book provides an overview of current research on halophilic microorganisms, highlighting the diversity of life forms adapted to tolerate high salt concentrations and low water activities. ...

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