Helen Matsos, Executive Producer, Astrobiology Magazine
This article from Astrobiology Magazine focuses on the large colonies of micro-organisms that have been found living beneath rocks from extreme polar habitats. These photosynthetic micro-organisms referred to as hypoliths exhibit tolerances to harsh conditions and non-traditional substrates, in this case quartz dominated dolomitic rock.
Subject: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology, Astrobiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources Grade Level: Informal, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12) Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Extremely Cold Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Abiotic Relations, Biosphere:Ecology, Ecology:Habitats, Biosphere:Astrobiology, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, Biosphere:Microbiology, Biosphere, Ecology:Habitats:Terrestrial
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