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Life without Volcanic Heat part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a news article by NASA Astrobiology Institute featuring Deborah Kelly from the University of Washington. She talks about the navigational challenges of reaching this newly discovered ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Biofilms, Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Pedagogic Resources:Research Results, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Anoxic, Extremely Hot, Alkaline
Grade Level: General Public

Eukaryotes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page provides an overview of classification and evolution of eukaryotes. Topics include the defining characteristics of eukaryotic cells, the role of endosymbiosis in cellular evolution, and the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, :Evolution:Processes, Biology:Microbiology, Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Evolution
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Bibliography, Overview/Summary, Pedagogic Resources
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

A Brief History of Life on Earth part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This brief article provides an overview of major events in the evolution of life on Earth, including the origination of life, transition to an oxygen atmosphere, and endosymbiotic origins of ...
Subject: Biology: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate, Biology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Evolution, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Biology:Ecology:Habitats, Biology:Microbiology, Evolution, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Pedagogic Resources
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page is part of an evolutionary biology tutorial for teachers. It provides an overview of the origins of life. Subsequent pages cover possible mechanisms of abiogenesis, the search for ancient ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Processes, Biology:Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biology, :Evolution:Patterns, Chemistry, Biology:Ecology:Habitats, Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Evolution
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Pedagogic Resources, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Audio/Visual
Grade Level: Informal, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Speciation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page contains lecture notes on speciation. Topics covered include biological, ecological, and phylogenetic species definitions; subspecies; hybridization; mechanisms of reproductive isolation; ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Evolution:Processes, Principles, Biology:Diversity, Ecology, Evolution
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Course Information:Course Site, Pedagogic Resources, Course Information, Assessments
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)

World Index of Molecular Visualization Resources part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a very inclusive site for 3-D viewing of biological molecules and their interactions. There are many links in this site for the modeling and visualizing of proteins and other biologically ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Molecular Biology, Evolution:Bioinformatics
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Tools, Scientific Resources:Collection, Pedagogic Resources:Collection, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Computer Applications
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Bacteriophage observations and evolution part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Bacteriophages are classified into one order and 13 families. Over 5100 phages have been examined in the electron microscope since 1959. At least 4950 phages (96%) are tailed. They constitute the ...

Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Education:Assessment, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Diversity:Censuses, Biology:Evolution:Bioinformatics, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Pedagogic Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional

The 1.2-Megabase Genome Sequence of Mimivirus part of SERC Print Resource Collection
We recently reported the discovery and preliminary characterization of Mimivirus, the largest known virus, with a 400-nanometer particle size comparable to mycoplasma. Mimivirus is a double-stranded ...

Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Molecular Biology, Ecology:Metabolism, Habitats:Marine, Biology:Evolution:Bioinformatics, Patterns, Education:Assessment, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Pedagogic Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional

Are Viruses Alive? part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article discusses how viruses, somewhere between living and nonliving, are categorized in biology, and their role in evolution. For about 100 years, the scientific community has repeatedly ...

Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Education:Assessment, Biology:Molecular Biology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution:Principles, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Research Results, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), Informal, General Public

Do viruses form lineages across different domains of life? part of SERC Print Resource Collection
The scarce characterization of the viral world has hampered our efforts to appreciate the magnitude and diversity of the viral domain. It appears that almost every species can be infected by a number ...

Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Education:Assessment, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Evolution:Principles, Bioinformatics, Patterns, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Pedagogic Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional

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