First Salt-Loving Bug Sequenced

BBC News

This on-line news article reports that scientists have sequenced the genome of the first salt-loving extremophile, a microorganism that can survive in conditions 10 times saltier than seawater. This halophile, called Halobacterium, can be found in hypersaline water such as the Great Salt Lakes and the Dead Sea and may have implications for life on other planets, such as Mars.

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Subject: Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline