Rhodobacter sphaeroides

DOE Joint Genome Institute, US Department of Energy

Web site highlights the photosynthetic microbe Rhodobacter sphaeroides. This microbe is known to detoxify a number of metal oxides and oxyanions. The site also describes other aspects of research on the organism. There are links to the JGI home, BLAST, annotation, downloads and information.

Subject: Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Metabolism, Biology:Molecular Biology, Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Biofilms, Habitats, Biosphere:Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biology, Ecology:Metabolism, Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Biosphere:Microbiology
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Mineralogy, BiogeoscienceKeywords: biofilm, electron, transport, bioremediation, biotechnology