Snow Microbes found at South Pole

David Whithouse, BBC News Online

In the online article "Snow Microbes Found at the South Pole" BBC news scientific editor David Whitehorse highlights the identification of polar microbes with DNA sequences similar to a category of bacteria known as Deinococcus. The BBC News; Science and Technology section also includes links to other environmental microbiology related stories and professional sites.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Extremely Cold
Topics: Climate, Earth surface, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Snow and Ice, Biosphere:Microbiology
Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science