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M.O. Title: Diversity, function, and biogeochemical consequences of chemolithoautotrophic Archaea in Nevada hot springs part of Microbial Observatories:Nevada Hot Springs MO
Created by George Rice, Montana State University Intro Narrative: "Alkalithermophilic Chemolithoautotrophic Crenarchaeota" is a mouthful to say, but it precisely describes the new types of microbes being ...
Microbial Life in Marine Environments part of Marine
Microbes account for more than 90% of ocean biomass and constitute a hidden majority of life that flourishes in the sea. What is even more surprising is that much of this microbial life remains unknown because we ...
The Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone part of Topics of Interest:Dead Zone
Created by Monica Bruckner, Montana State University Where / Causes / Effects / Remediation / Resources What is the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone? The Gulf of Mexico dead zone is an area of hypoxic (less than 2 ppm ...
Red Tide - A Harmful Algal Bloom part of Topics of Interest:Red Tide
Created by Monica Bruckner, Montana State University What is Red Tide? Red tide is a phenomenon caused by algal blooms during which algae become so numerous that they discolor coastal waters (hence the name ...
Yellowstone Bioprospecting part of Topics of Interest:Bioprospecting
Bioprospecting is the search for useful organic compounds in nature, commonly involving the collection and examination of biological samples (plants, animals, microoganisms) for sources of genetic or biochemical ...
Nanobacteria and Nanobes- Are They Alive? part of Topics of Interest:Nanobes and Nanobacteria
Created by Monica Bruckner, Montana State University What / Where / People / Implications / Resources What are Nanobacteria and Nanobes? Nanobacteria are the smallest cell-walled organisms on Earth, the existence ...
Marine Symbiosis part of Topics of Interest:Marine Symbiosis
Created by Sarah Bordenstein, Marine Biological Laboratory What is Symbiosis? The term symbiosis is used to describe any permanent or long-lasting association between two or more different species of organisms. In ...
A Genomics-enabled Microbial Observatory in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary part of Microbial Observatories:Monterey Bay MO
Monterey Bay, California Created by George Rice, Montana State University The DeLong lab's scientific interests focus primarily on questions in microbial biology. A large part of the lab's efforts have ...
EndolithsMicrobes Living within Rocks part of Extreme Environments:Endoliths
By Monica Bruckner, Montana State University What Are Endoliths? Endoliths are organisms that live inside rocks or in pores between mineral grains. These creatures are thought to have been found in a large range ...
Dynamics of Prokaryotic Communities in a Southeastern U.S. Salt Marsh part of Microbial Observatories:Sapelo Island MO
Created by George Rice, Montana State University Background: The Sapelo Island Microbial Observatory (SIMO ) is investigating the diversity of prokaryotes, their physiological and genetic characteristics, and ...