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Ecopolis: Biofuels part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 3-minute video explains how algae, a biofuel, is being developed as an energy source. It also discusses disadvantages of current biofuels and how algae will overcome these disadvantages. The ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Environmental Science:Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video

The parasitic bacterium Wolbachia and the origin of the eukaryotic cell part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This scientific abstract analyzes the relationships between eukaryotes and alphaproteobacteria, specifically Wolbachia pipientis, as a key in understanding the rise of mitochondria leading to the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Processes, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, Evolution:Patterns, Principles, Biology:Ecology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Biology:Evolution
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

One Species' Genome Discovered Inside Another's part of SERC Web Resource Collection

According to this online article, scientists have discovered a copy of the genome of the bacterial parasite Wolbachia residing inside the genome of its host species. It explains that lateral gene ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Processes, Biology:Molecular Biology, Biology, Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Microbiology, Evolution, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Biology:Ecology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Animations/Video
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), General Public, Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Parasite Invades Its Host's DNA part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Number 73 out of the top 100 science stories of 2007, this article highlights the ability of Wolbachia bacteria to transfer nearly their entire genome into the cells of a multicellular host. The ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, Evolution, Microbiology, Ecology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Horizontal Gene Transfer part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Citizendium article offers a comprehensive review of horizontal gene transfer (HGT). Topics include main features of HGT in nature, HGT in prokaryotes, HGT in eukaryotes, history and discovery ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, Evolution, Microbiology, Ecology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Symbiosis part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online textbook chapter reviews symbiotic relationships, specifically mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism. The chapter includes examples for each relationship as well as a discussion about ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Commensalism, Biology:Evolution, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Parasitism, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Symbiotic enemies fight over insect part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online news article reports that bacteriophage affects the control Wolbachia has over host reproduction, particularly the processes of cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI) in which infected males ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, Evolution, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

The Tripartite Associations between Bacteriophage, Wolbachia, and Arthropods part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This research paper describes a set of quantitative approaches to characterizing phage densities and its associations with bacterial densities and cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI) within Wolbachia. ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Microscopy, Biology, Evolution:Processes, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Biology:Evolution:Principles, Patterns
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

Viral hitchhiker inhibits Wolbachia bacteria's ability to proliferate part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online news brief highlights a recent study that showed a virus common to Wolbachia cells may be a key inhibitor of the cellular process that allows Wolbachia to manipulate insect reproduction. ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Bacteriophage part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These online lecture notes define bacteriophage and review the composition and structure of bacteriophage, infection of host cells, and phage multiplication cycles (lytic and lysogenic). The notes ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Biology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Collections, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Audio, Animations/Video, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)