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Thermal Biology Institute part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The goals of the Thermal Biology Institute's webpage are to present cutting-edge research focused on the biology of geothermal systems, to promote collaboration among researchers and resource ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, :Biogeochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

A Natural View of Microbial Biodiversity within Hot Spring Cyanobacterial Mat Communities part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 18-page review summarizes a decade of research studying hot spring cyanobacterial mats as models for understanding principles of microbial community ecology. It addresses the emergence of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Bioinformatics, Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Diversity, Molecular Biology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Principles, Biofilms
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

Middle School Science and Engineering: Isolation, Observation, and Identification of Bacteria part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This learning module familiarizes students with the isolation, observation, and identification of bacteria and the removal of sediment from water. In addition, it is designed to promote the skills of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Diversity, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Culturing Methods, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Light-Induced Motility of Thermophilic Synechococcus Isolates from Octopus Spring, Yellowstone National Park part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This journal abstract reports that light-induced motility of different cyanobacterial lineages may be indicative that the trait is possibly widespread among the group. The full article, in PDF ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Extreme Environments: Alkaline, Extremely Hot
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

Microscopy For Children: A Bibliography part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a bibliography of books, videotapes, CD-ROMs and websites on microscopy and related topics, for children, their teachers, and parents. Books include curriculum guides and supplemental ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Collection
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

The Astrobiology Curriculum part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a preview version of the Astrobiology Curriculum, an interdisciplinary year-long course for middle and high school students developed by TERC and NASA. Through a series of investigations ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Course Information:Goals/Syllabi, Activities:Lab Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

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)

Superbug Survival is Basic part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This on-line news article investigates the question: Can microbial life thrive in the caustic conditions common to floor strippers and baking soda? It reports samples near a landfill in south Chicago ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Alkaline
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12)

Microbial Diversity of Soda Lake Habitats part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This dissertation details the microbial diversity of soda lake habitats. To preface the research, the author includes a table displaying world-wide distribution of soda lakes and soda deserts, a ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Diversity, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Extreme Environments: Alkaline
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional

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