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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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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