Life in extreme environments

L.J. Rothschild, Nature

This Nature insight review article "Life in extreme environments" is a detailed description of bacterial prevalence in extreme environments. It includes diagrams and descriptions of the characteristics of extreme habitats that have been shown to harbor identifiable microorganisms. A subscription to Nature at is needed to view this resource.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Metabolism, Biology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology
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)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Biogeoscience
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, High Pressure, Anoxic, Hypersaline, Anhydrous, Alkaline, Extremely Hot, Acidic, Extremely Cold
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats, Metabolism, Biosphere:Ecology, Ecology:Habitats:Terrestrial, Biosphere:Ecology:Abiotic Relations, Biosphere:Biogeochemistry, Biosphere, Earth surface, Biosphere:Microbiology, Ecology:Biofilms