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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

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

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)

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)

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

Halobacteria part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is an upper level halophiles lecture from a Physiology and Biochemistry of Microorganisms class. It offers a detailed description of halophile physiology including lipid composition, surface ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

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)

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 ...
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)