This article reports that a team of geomicrobiologists has detected a new microbe, called Ferroplasma acidarmanus, surviving in some of the most acidic waters on Earth - a seemingly impossible pH near 0. That makes this...
This Geotimes article provides information regarding the inference of paleoclimate (global climate change) from proxy data such as ice core (oxygen isotope) records and biota found in deep sea sediments. The article...
This abstract introduces newly discovered microbe assemblages within Lake Vostok and the research it has inspired. Current studies hope to gain insight into the following areas: physical stresses in deep glacial and...
This laboratory activity, from the University of Toronto, provides a short introduction to measuring changes in dissolved oxygen and measuring primary productivity using 14C. The 14C-radiotracer method is used to...
This online enhancement chapter of Raven and Johnson's Biology, a textbook for undergraduate majors, examines the many prokaryotic organisms that inhabit "extreme environments"¬ñhabitats in which some chemical or p...
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