Microbial Life in Hot Environments: Educator Collection

Online Resources

Hydrogenobaculum forms thin white filaments at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. This image has been selected from 'Microbes of Yellowstone' by David Patterson, Kathy Sheehan, Brett Leigh Dicks and Joan Henson.
  • Octopus Spring: This reference site consists of images and descriptions of Octopus Spring in Yellowstone National Park. Part of the teacher workshop "Extremities: Geology and Life in Yellowstone and Implications for Other Worlds,"...(more info)
  • Hot Colors- Windows into Hidden Worlds: This website contains an electronic field trip based on Yellowstone National Park's hot springs and the microorganisms living in them. The site includes a link for teachers providing an introduction, overview of concepts explored in the trip...(more info)
  • Hot, Hot, Hot, But How?: This site is part of a larger module called Stalking the Mysterious Microbe, containing experiments, mysteries, and news stories relating to microbes. This particular site features an article focusing on thermophiles...(more info)
  • Bacteria I: Aquifex/Hydrogenobacter Group, Thermotoga Group, Green Non-Sulfur Bacteria (Chloroflexus Group), & Deinococcus Group. This is a lecture from a Microbial Diversity course at Bard College. Topics addressed include an introduction to phylogeny, Aquifex/Hydrogenobacter...(more info)

Other Thermophile Collections

General Collection: Resources such as news articles, web sites, and reference pages provide a comprehensive array of information about thermophiles.

Advanced Collection: Compiled for professionals and advanced learners, this collection includes resources such as journal articles, academic reviews, and surveys.

Additional Resources

For additional resources about Thermophiles, search the Microbial Life collection.