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    The Mono Basin Ecosystem: Effect of a Changing Lake Level part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Diversity:Censuses, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Alkaline, Altered by Humans, Hypersaline
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

    Life in Extreme Environments (LExEn) Workshop Report part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This is a draft report of the Life in Extreme Environments (LExEn) workshop held at the National Science Foundation. It proposes questions such as: What conditions determine the limits of life? What ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Diversity, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Astrobiology, Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Microscopy
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, High Pressure, Anoxic, Extremely Hot, Anhydrous, High Radiation, Extremely Cold, Alkaline, Acidic
    Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

    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)

    Breathing Arsenate: Microbes, Minerals, Mono Lake, and Maybe Even Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This abstract explains the discovery and significance of certain diverse and novel bacterial species achieving anaerobic growth using arsenate, rather than oxygen, as a respiratory electron acceptor. ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biology, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Hypersaline, Alkaline
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional

    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)

    Biology of Moderately Halophilic Aerobic Bacteria part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    Biology of Moderately Halophilic Aerobic Bacteria is a 41-page, in-depth review article. It includes detailed sections about the taxonomy and phylogeny, ecology, physiology, enzymes, cell envelopes, ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
    Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    Extremophiles part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This article introduces the reader to the diversity and significance of extremophiles. Descriptions are provided of the habitat and ecology of thermophiles, psychrophiles (cold lovers), acidophiles, ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Acid/Base Reactions, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold, Hypersaline, Acidic, Extremely Hot, Alkaline
    Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

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