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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

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:Evolution, Microbiology, Biology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Commensalism, 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)

Speciation and Wolbachia part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This scientific article offers a comprehensive overview of Wolbachia and its role in speciation. Sections include: What Wolbachia is; What Wolbachia Does to Its Host; Wolbachia – a ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Biology, Evolution:Processes, Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Biology:Evolution, Evolution:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

Doxycycline Reduces Plasma VEGF-C/sVEGFR-3 and Improves Pathology in Lymphatic Filariasis part of SERC Web Resource Collection

According to this PLoS Pathogens paper, doxycycline is able to kill adult worms responsible for lymphatic filariasis, thus improving lymphatic vessel dilation and significantly ameliorating the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

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)

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)

Infection Divides Two Wasp Species part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Giving antibiotics to tiny wasps to cure them of a sex-related disease reveals the best evidence yet that infections can help make new species, reports this news article. Based on the research of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Processes, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Parasitism, Biology:Evolution
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

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)

Bacterial parasite shows potential in disease control part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online article reports that researchers have sequenced the complete genome of one strain of Wolbachia pipientis and are gaining new insight into the biology and evolution of Wolbachia-host ...
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)

Targeting wolbachia, doxycycline reduces pathology of lymphatic filariasis part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This news brief highlights findings from a PLoS Pathogens paper, which reported that lymphatic filariasis can be treated by targeting the endosymbiont Wolbachia with the antibiotic doxycycline. The ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

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