Geomicrobiology
Geomicrobiology is the result of the combination of geology and microbiology. The field of geomicrobiology concerns the role of microbe and microbial processes in geological and geochemical processes ...
Geomicrobiology - Wikipedia
BBC Earth - The bizarre beasts living in Romania's poison cave
In the south-east of Romania, in Constanța county close to the Black Sea and the Bulgarian border, there lies a barren featureless plain. The desolate field is completely unremarkable, except for one ...
Hidden Waterways Found In Antarctica's Dry Valleys
Now, for the first time, scientists have traced the water underneath Taylor Glacier to learn more about the mysterious Blood Falls. In the process, the researchers discovered that briny water underlie...
Nanoparticle-Coated Bacteria Can Deliver Cancer Vaccine
Marking an important step in the development of immunotherapy cancer treatment, scientists have demonstrated that nanoparticle-coated bacteria can effectively deliver an oral DNA vaccine that stimulat...
5 Extreme Life-Forms That Live on the Edge – News Watch
Water bears, ice worms, and brine shrimp are among Earth's "extremophiles"—creatures that can withstand the harshest conditions on the planet.
Extremophile
The search is on for extremophiles that may provide insights about life elsewhere in the cosmos. Astrobiologist Richard Hoover really goes to extremes to fin...
Extremophile
An extremophile (from Latin extremus meaning "extreme" and Greek philiā (φιλία) meaning "love") is an organism that thrives in physically or geochemically extreme conditions that are detrimental to mo...
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Tardigrade
Tardigrades (also known as waterbears or moss piglets) are water-dwelling, segmented micro-animals, with eight legs.They were first discovered by the German pastor Johann August Ephraim Goeze in 1773....
Tardigrade - Wikipedia
BBC Earth - The bizarre beasts living in Romania's poison cave
In the south-east of Romania, in Constanța county close to the Black Sea and the Bulgarian border, there lies a barren featureless plain. The desolate field is completely unremarkable, except for one ...
Oligotroph
An oligotroph is an organism that can live in an environment that offers very low levels of nutrients. They may be contrasted with copiotrophs, which prefer nutritionally rich environments. Oligotroph...
Hidden Waterways Found In Antarctica's Dry Valleys
Now, for the first time, scientists have traced the water underneath Taylor Glacier to learn more about the mysterious Blood Falls. In the process, the researchers discovered that briny water underlie...
Nanoparticle-Coated Bacteria Can Deliver Cancer Vaccine
Marking an important step in the development of immunotherapy cancer treatment, scientists have demonstrated that nanoparticle-coated bacteria can effectively deliver an oral DNA vaccine that stimulat...
Lithoautotroph
A lithoautotroph is a microbe which derives energy from reduced compounds of mineral origin. They may also be referred to as chemolithoautotrophs, a type of lithotrophs, reflecting their autotrophic ...
Arsenic poisoning
Arsenic poisoning is a medical condition caused by elevated levels of arsenic in the body. The dominant basis of arsenic poisoning is from ground water that naturally contains high concentrations of a...
Lipophilic bacteria
Lipophilic bacteria (fat-liking bacteria) are bacteria that may proliferate in lipids.
They include lipophilic corynebacteria.Propionibacterium acnes is a type of liphophilic bacteria, releasing f...
Arsenic biochemistry
Arsenic biochemistry refers to biochemical processes that can use arsenic or its compounds, such as arsenate. Arsenic is a moderately abundant element in Earth's crust, and although many arsenic compo...
Arsenic biochemistry - Wikipedia
Felisa Wolfe-Simon
Felisa Wolfe-Simon is an American microbial geobiologist and biogeochemist. In 2010, Wolfe-Simon led a team that discovered GFAJ-1, an extremophile bacterium that they claimed was capable of substitut...
Felisa Wolfe-Simon - Wikipedia
Metalotolerant
Metallotolerants are extremophiles that are able to survive in environments with a high concentration of dissolved heavy metals in solution. Metallotolerants may be found in environments containing a...
Polyextremophile
An extremophile (from Latin extremus meaning "extreme" and Greek philiā (φιλία) meaning "love") is an organism that thrives in physically or geochemically extreme conditions that are detrimental to mo...
Acidophile (organisms)
Acidophiles or acidophilic organisms are those that thrive under highly acidic conditions (usually at pH 2.0 or below). These organisms can be found in different branches of the tree of life, includin...
Acidophile (organisms) - Wikipedia
Blood Falls
Blood Falls is an outflow of an iron oxide-tainted plume of saltwater, flowing from the tongue of Taylor Glacier onto the ice-covered surface of West Lake Bonney in the Taylor Valley of the McMurdo Dr...
Blood Falls - Wikipedia
Archaeoglobaceae
In taxonomy, the Archaeoglobaceae are a family of the Archaeoglobales. All known genera within the Archaeoglobaceae are hyperthermophilic and can be found near undersea hydrothermal vents.
While ...
Archaeoglobaceae - Wikipedia
Methanocaldococcus jannaschii
Methanocaldococcus jannaschii (formerly Methanococcus jannas chii) is a thermophilic methanogenic archaea in the class Methanococci. It was the first archaeon to have its complete genome sequenced. Th...
Stephanie Schwabe
Stephanie Jutta Schwabe ((1957-01-01)January 1, 1957 in Germany) is a geomicrobiologist. She completed a Ph.D. in the biogeochemical investigation of caves within the Bahamian carbonate platforms, com...
Nanobacterium
Nanobacterium (NAH-no-bak-TEER-ee-əm, pl. nanobacteria NAH-no-bak-TEER-ee-uh) is the unit or member name of a proposed class of living organisms, specifically cell-walled microorganisms with a size mu...
Microhypsibiidae
Microhypsibiidae is a family of water bear or moss piglet, a tardigrade in the class Eutardigrada.It contains the following species in two genera
GFAJ-1
GFAJ-1 is a strain of rod-shaped bacteria in the family Halomonadaceae. It is an extremophile. It was isolated from the hypersaline and alkaline Mono Lake in eastern California by geobiologist Felisa ...
GFAJ-1 - Wikipedia