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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)

Mono Lake Microbial Diversity part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a survey reporting the phylogenetic diversity of Mono Lake bacteria as conducted by the Mono Lake Microbial Observatory. Samples were collected from different layers of the lake and analyzed ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Diversity:Censuses, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Alkaline, Altered by Humans
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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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