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