Yellowstone National Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

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This website contains chapter four of the Yellowstone Resources and Issues Handbook 2004 entitled "Thermophiles." This is a useful guide to the microbial thermophilic life of Yellowstone National Park. Topics covered include microbes, thermophiles in the tree of life, thermophile communities, thermophile habitats: alkaline, acidic, neutral, and carbonate rich, and thermophiles in time and space. Also included are colored photographs of thermophile communities, fact boxes for each section, and additional resources at the end of the chapter.

Subject: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology, Evolution, Diversity, Microbiology, Biogeochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Topics: Biosphere:Evolution, Ecology:Habitats:Terrestrial, Biosphere:Diversity, Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:BiogeoscienceKeywords: hydrothermal features, streamers, mats, stromatolites, Bacteria, Archaea