Mono Lake Collection - Advanced
Chroococcus, of various sizes, from Mono Lake. Some species have been reported with at least a five-fold size range. Image taken by David Patterson and provided courtesy of the microscope web site.
- Anaerobranca californiensis sp. nov., An Anaerobic, Alkalithermophilic, Fermentative Bacterium Isolated From a Hot Spring on Mono Lake. This journal article reports the isolation of a novel, obligately anaerobic, alkaliphilic, thermophilic, halotolerant, chemo-organotrophic bacterium from the... (more info)
- Breathing Arsenate: Microbes, Minerals, Mono Lake, and Maybe Even Mars. This abstract explains the discovery and significance of certain diverse and novel bacterial species achieving anaerobic growth using arsenate, rather than oxygen, as a... (more info)
- Mono Lake Microbial Diversity. This is a survey reporting the phylogenetic diversity of Mono Lake bacteria as conducted by the Mono Lake Microbial Observatory. Samples were collected from different layers... (more info)
- The Mono Basin Ecosystem: Effect of a Changing Lake Level. This is an on-line book describing the effects of Mono Lake’s changing water level. Developed by the Mono Basin Ecosystem Study Committee and funded through the U.S... (more info)
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General Collection: Resources such as news articles, web sites, and reference pages provide a comprehensive array of information about Mono Lake.
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For additional resources about Mono Lake, search the Microbial Life collection.