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The universal ancestor part of Web Resource Collection

This is a PDF copy of the article in which Carl Woese describes his genetic annealing model for the universal ancestor of life. Topics covered include definition of genetic annealing and evolutionary ...
Subject: Biology:Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biology, :Evolution:Processes, Patterns, Biology:Diversity, Evolution
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources

Cell evolution and Earth history: stasis and revolution part of Web Resource Collection

This review paper synthesizes data from paleontology, comparative morphology, and molecular phylogenetics into a cohesive (if extremely controversial) model of the evolution of life on Earth. Topics ...
Subject: Chemistry, Geoscience:Paleontology:Evolution , Biology, :Molecular , Microbiology, Diversity, Evolution, Evolution:Principles, Patterns
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Opinion, Bibliography, Scientific Resources, :Overview/Reference Work

part of Web Resource Collection

This page is part of an evolutionary biology tutorial for teachers. It provides an overview of the origins of life. Subsequent pages cover possible mechanisms of abiogenesis, the search for ancient ...
Subject: Biology:Evolution:Processes, Biology:Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biology, :Evolution:Patterns, Chemistry, Biology:Ecology:Habitats, Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Evolution
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Pedagogic Resources, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Audio/Visual

New hypothesis for origin of life proposed part of Web Resource Collection

This is a popular press article about the Hansma mica hypothesis for the origin of life. It briefly explains the possible chemistry of biomolecule (RNA, protein) creation in mica layers. There is a ...
Subject: Biology, :Molecular , Chemistry, Biology:Evolution:Processes, Biology:Microbiology, Evolution, Astrobiology, Biogeochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources

Hot Springs Microbes Hold Key To Dating Sedimentary Rocks, Researchers Say part of Web Resource Collection

This is a ScienceDaily article about the effect of microbes on sedimentary rock formation. It covers the process of calcium carbonate crystalization, the effect of microbes on that process, and how ...
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Crystal Chemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks, , Geoscience:Paleontology, Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentary Structures, Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks:Carbonates , Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Biogeosciences , Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Biology:Ecology:Abiotic Relations, Biology:Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Evolution, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources

The Origin of Life part of Web Resource Collection

This page presents an overview of current theories, data, and debates regarding the origins of life on Earth. Topics covered include the nature of prebiotic Earth and the environment where life ...
Subject: Biology:Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biology, :Evolution:Processes, Biology:Evolution, Ecology, Astrobiology, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources

Abiogenesis FAQs: Articles on the Origin of Life part of Web Resource Collection

This page contains links to articles that address common questions about the origins of life and refute many creationist assertions. The articles cover the probability of abiogenesis, current models ...
Subject: Chemistry, Biology, :Molecular , Microbiology, Evolution, Evolution:Principles, Processes
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Scientific Resources

Advanced sequencing technologies and their wider impact in microbiology part of Web Resource Collection

This is a review of DNA sequencing technologies published in The Journal of Experimental Biology in 2007. Several technologies are covered in detail - Sanger, 454, and polony approaches to sequencing ...
Subject: Chemistry, Biology, :Molecular , Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Bibliography, Scientific Resources, :Overview/Reference Work

First cell - biophysicist David Deamer believes that protective cells predated the first DNA part of Web Resource Collection

This page contains a reprint of a 1995 Discover magazine article featuring David Deamer and his research on the origins of life. The article laces historical/biographical sketches in with the science ...
Subject: Chemistry, Biology, :Molecular , Microbiology, Astrobiology, Evolution, Evolution:Processes
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources

Middle School Portal 2: Math and Science Pathways part of Web Resource Collection

The Middle School Portal 2: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2) project supports middle grades educators with high-quality, standards-based resources and promotes collaboration and knowledge-sharing ...
Subject: Mathematics, Physics, Geoscience, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology
Resource Type: Activities

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