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Mono Lake Background part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This document details the history, geography, biology, and educational value of Mono Lake, California. The author describes the effects of the saline and alkaline environment on its inhabitants and ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Diversity, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Alkaline
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12)

Voices: Rocco Mancinelli part of SERC Web Resource Collection

SETI scientist Rocco Mancinelli is featured in this interview about halophiles and their role in the search for extraterrestrial life. Mancinelli speaks to a young audience, recalling how he became ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: High School (9-12), General Public, Middle (6-8)

Utah Microbes Point to Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This news article introduces the microbial halophiles of the Great Salt Lake. Featuring scientist Bonnie Baxter, the article explores the use of extremophile research in cancer defense and in the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

"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)

Deinococcus radiodurans part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides general information on the radiation tolerant microbe Deinococcus radiodurans. This compilation of resources includes news articles, photographs, references, and a short lecture ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Principles, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: High Radiation
Grade Level: General Public, Informal, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Nassula, The Chain Eater part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This image-rich BioMedia article features a micro-naturalist's observation of Nassula. It includes sections about feeding behaviors, culturing, and encystment. Images show Nassula eating the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

Didinium: A Wolf Comes Calling part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This image-rich BioMedia article features a micro-naturalist's observation of Didinium. It examines the feeding behaviors of Didinia, including the capture, poisoning, and digestion of Paramecia; ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

Alien Emerges from Flying Saucer part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This image-rich BioMedia article features a micro-naturalist's observation of Bryozoa. It covers the emergence of a hatchling from its case, as well as its movement, enlargement, budding, and feeding ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

Microbiological Garden part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Microbiological Garden features specialized collections with images and informative paragraphs covering microbial-based topics including: foyer, microbes in the kitchen, bacteria on our skin, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Principles, Biology, :Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology, Diversity, Ecology:Biofilms, Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8)

Restoring Life to the Dead Zone: Addressing Gulf Hypoxia, a National Problem part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS fact sheet provides an introductory synopsis of some of the causes of poor water quality in the Gulf of Mexico. The dead zone is caused by increased nutrients from the Mississippi River, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anoxic, Altered by Humans
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine, Surface Waters
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12)

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