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Ecology -- Bacteria
Life in Extreme Environments: The Universe May Be More Habitable Than We Thought, Part 2
This article explores microbial life in extreme environments associated with salinity, acidity, alkalinity, high temperature, low temperature, radiation, gravity, and pressure. It also introduces the role of...
What is Responsible for Smaller Shrimp Catches?
This National Science Foundation sponsored interactive website gives a step-by-step explanation of the dead zone, including what it is and what causes it. It offers pictures, interactive animations, charts, and figures...
Extremophilic Bacteria and Microbial Diversity
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...
Extreme Bugs Found in Slag Dump
This news article reports that scientists recently discovered microbial communities thriving in the slag dumps of the Lake Calumet region of southeast Chicago where the water can reach a pH of 12.8. It describes how...
Sea Floor Hot Springs As Teeming With Valuable Minerals And Microbes
This article found in SpaceDaily is a review of the research and professional affiliations of marine geologist and geophysicist Peter A. Rona of the department of geological sciences and the Institute of Marine and...
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