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Microbiological Mining part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article originally published in Scientific American describes the newly recognized role of bacteria in the leaching of copper from low-grade ore.
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Principles, Biology, :Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: Acidic, Altered by Humans
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), 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)

Winogradsky Column Unit: Chemical and Physical Change part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This two-part activity leads Physical Science students, grades 8-12, to explore chemical change using Winogradsky Columns. Part 1 constructs student concepts concerning chemical and physical changes. ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

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)

Mono Lake Microbial Observatory Progress Report part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this report a diagram is explained that shows the distribution of physical and biological properties at increasing depths, which includes temperature and fluorescence along with DGGE profiles. The ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Principles, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Alkaline, Anoxic
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Seasonal Distributions of Dominant 16S rRNA-Defined Populations in a Hot Spring Microbial Mat Examined by Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This journal abstract reports the distributions of bacterial populations within a microbial mat of Octopus Spring in Yellowstone National Park. Sites along the thermal gradient of the spring's ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biofilms
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis Profiles of 16S rRNA-Defined Populations Inhabiting a Hot Spring Microbial Mat Community part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This journal abstract reports population profiles of different temperature regions in the microbial mat community of Octopus Spring, Yellowstone National Park based on denaturing gradient gel ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Ecology:Biofilms, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Principles, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Research Results
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

Thermocrinis ruber gen. nov., sp. nov., a Pink-Filament-Forming Hyperthermophilic Bacterium Isolated from Yellowstone National Park part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This journal abstract describes a novel hyperthermophilic bacterium isolated from pink filamentous streamers occurring in the upper outflow channel of Octopus Spring in Yellowstone National Park. The ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Metabolism, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Culturing Methods, Molecular Methods, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Principles, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

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)