New research challenges prevailing theory of microbial diversity

Sarah Yang, Berkeley University of California, Science Daily

In this web article, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley sampled the microbe Sulfolobus islandicus from acidic hot springs across the world to study microbe diversity. The article also discusses the researchers' beliefs that geographically isolated populations are evolving independently and the implications for a far more diverse microbial world than originally predicted. Included within the site are links to resources, other science topics, further readings involving microorganisms, and the University of California-Berkeley home page.

Subject: Biology:Evolution, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology, Evolution:Principles, Biology:Diversity, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public
Extreme Environments: Acidic, Extremely HotKeywords: Yellowstone National Park, Mt. Lassen, Kamchatka Peninsula