Life at the Extremes


This news source provides journalists with information about scientist Linda Amaral Zettler and the extreme environment of the Rio Tinto. The resource explains that the Rio Tinto, once considered uninhabitable, is actually teeming with life- organisms known as extremophiles. Amaral Zettler's research and the potential applications of her findings are briefly discussed

Subject: Biology, Diversity, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Diversity:Censuses, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Extreme Environments: Acidic
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats, Metabolism, Habitats:Freshwater, Biosphere:Diversity:Censuses, Biosphere:Microbiology, Biosphere, Diversity