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Environmental Affects on Microbial Growth part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This lab activity guides students in the development of background information on the environmental conditions for microbial growth, including that of the extremophiles, and relates this information ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Extremely Hot, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Extremely Cold, Alkaline, Acidic
Grade Level: High School (9-12)

Cabo Rojo Salterns Microbial Observatory part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site is home of the Cabo Rojo Salterns Microbial Observatory. The Cabo Rojo salterns are located in the Southwest region of Puerto Rico and are composed of an estuary, surrounded by natural ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Biofilms, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Culturing Methods, Microscopy, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

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)

First Salt-Loving Bug Sequenced part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This on-line news article reports that scientists have sequenced the genome of the first salt-loving extremophile, a microorganism that can survive in conditions 10 times saltier than seawater. This ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

The Student Revolution that Saved Mono Lake part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This essay, written by a twelfth-grader in California, details the history of Mono Lake conservation. Beginning in 1976, it traces the events that inspired a few college students to form the Mono ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Hypersaline, Alkaline
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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