Eukaryotes in Extreme Environments

Dave Roberts, The Natural History Museum, Department of Zoology

This article is a compilation of information about free-living eukaryotes in extreme environments. Written in summary form, it includes anaerobes, thermophiles, psychrophiles, acidophiles, alkalophiles, halophiles, barophiles, xerophiles, and organisms in other extreme environments. Including a lengthy list of peer-reviewed references, the author invites new information and is dedicated to routinely updating the site.

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Subject: Biology:Diversity, Microbiology, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Hypersaline, Alkaline, Extremely Hot, Acidic, Extremely Cold
Topics: Biosphere:Diversity, Ecology, Microbiology