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The Why Files, The Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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This webiste is part of a larger series of ten websites focusing on organisms living in interesting and extreme habitats. This particular page contains an article discussing the discovery of thermophiles in Yellowstone National Park and their increasing importance in the research world. The site also provides a number of useful links including additional web and non-web resources, an article on the astonishing number of bacteria on earth, an article on DNA use in forensics, a glossary of terms, and at the base of the page, links numbered 1-10 to other webpages included within this series of sites.

Subject: Biology:Evolution, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Diversity, Molecular Biology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Extreme Environments: Extremely HotKeywords: geothermal features, polymerase chain reaction, archaea, bioprospecting