Utah Microbes Point to Mars
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3725973.stm

Rachael Buchanan, BBC News


This news article introduces the microbial halophiles of the Great Salt Lake. Featuring scientist Bonnie Baxter, the article explores the use of extremophile research in cancer defense and in the search for life on Mars.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Astrobiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Abiotic Relations, Biosphere:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Principles