The HaloEd Project

Shiladitya DasSarma, Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

The HaloEd Project is a web site dedicated to biotechnology education using Halobacteria, halophilic bacteria that live in the hypersaline environments of the world. The site lists why Halobacteria are ideal for classroom education, offers a teacher's nook, and includes numerous references pertaining to the characteristics and biotechnological uses of halophiles.

Subject: Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Evolution:Patterns
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Hypersaline
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Abiotic Relations, Food Webs, Metabolism, Biosphere:Microbiology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Evolution:Patterns