More Information on Halophiles

Ian Dundas, University of Bergen, Institute of Microbiology

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This online magazine article offers a general description of halophiles, salt-loving organisms. Published by the Marine Science Online Magazine, it begins with "evidence for life in salty environments previously believed to sterile" as an introduction to the discovery of halophiles. The article then describes adaptations, physiological characteristics, and genetics of halophiles. Finally, the author explores the role of halophiles in the bioremediation of salty soils.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Habitats:Marine, Biology:Molecular Biology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Ecology