Microbial Diversity of Great Salt Lake
Bonnie K. Baxter, Carol D. Litchfield, Kevin Sowers, Jack D. Griffith, Priya Arora DasSarma, Shiladitya DasSarma 2005 Springer

This book chapter discusses the microbial diversity of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Sections cover the dynamic and dichotomous Great Salt Lake, the diversity of halophilic microorganisms in Great Salt Lake (aerobic and anaerobic), the Great Salt Lake Consortium, and Great Salt Lake halophiles in education. Subjects discussed in detail are: microscopic analysis of Great Salt Lake brine and cultivation, evidence of methanogenesis in North Arm sediment, fingerprinting of North Arm microbial populations, and the Great Salt Lake environmental genome project. This chapter is part of the book "Adaptation to Life in High Salt Concentrations in Archaea Bacteria, and Eukarya."



Subject: Education, Biology:Molecular Biology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Diversity, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Lab Activity, Scientific Resources:Research Results, Journal Article
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Topics: Biosphere:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Diversity, Solid Earth:Mineralogy, Education, Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Freshwater