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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)

Alkaline Hypersaline Lakes as Analogs for Ancient Microbial Habitats on Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site features a scientific article associated with the Mars Global Surveyor Project, reporting data collected from a study analyzing Mono Lake as a terrestrial analog to Mars. The study is ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Life on Mars, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Diversity
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Extreme Environments: Alkaline, Hypersaline
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

Extreme Halophiles Are Models for Astrobiology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Microbe Magazine article promotes the study of extremophiles, such as halophiles on Earth, as a way to provide helpful insights in our search for life elsewhere in the universe. It reports that ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Evolution, Diversity
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

The X-philes: microorganisms at the extremes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This personal website of Richard Johnson, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Rhodes University , gives a detailed overview of the field of extremophile research. Topics covered include ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Evolution, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Molecular Biology, Astrobiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Bibliography, Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, Extremely Cold, High Pressure, Hypersaline, Acidic, Alkaline
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), General Public, College Lower (13-14)

"Miracle" Microbes Thrive at Earth's Extremes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This news article introduces extremophiles, microbes found thriving in the most inhospitable environments on Earth. It reviews the differences between extremophiles and mesophiles, and how archaea ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Principles, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Hypersaline, High Pressure, Alkaline, Acidic, Extremely Cold, Extremely Hot
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Life in Extreme Environments: The Universe May Be More Habitable Than We Thought, Part 2 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article explores microbial life in extreme environments associated with salinity, acidity, alkalinity, high temperature, low temperature, radiation, gravity, and pressure. It also introduces the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Evolution, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Life on Mars, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Anhydrous, Hypersaline, Anoxic, High Radiation, Alkaline, Extremely Hot, Acidic, Extremely Cold
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Extremophilic Bacteria and Microbial Diversity part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold, Extremely Hot, High Pressure, Acidic, Hypersaline, Alkaline
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)

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)