Living Large in Microscopic Nooks
http://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/feature/living-large-in-microscopic-nooks

Associate Scientist Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Katrina Edwards, Oceanus Magazine, WHOI


This article published in Oceanus, a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution publication, highlights the ability of certain bacteria to live off a solid-rock substrate. This publication also contains information on the sea-floor microcosms used to sequester deep sea microbes of interest.


Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geophysics in other disciplines, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Metabolism, Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Ecology, Geophysics, Oceanography, Biogeoscience, Geochemistry
Extreme Environments: High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats, Metabolism, Biosphere, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Biosphere:Ecology:Abiotic Relations, Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Biosphere:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Ocean:Biological Oceanography , Marine Geology and Geophysics, Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:MarineKeywords: barophiles, mineralization, geomicrobiology, iron-oxidizing microbes