EDUCATION: Livin' Small

Science  21 Jul 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5785, pp. 277
DOI: 10.1126/science.313.5785.277d

Looking for information on microbe ecology and evolution? Browse this site from experts at the Marine Biology Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and Montana State University, Bozeman.

Aimed at everyone from high-school students to scientists, the tutorials and other resources focus on microbes that dwell in the ocean and extreme environments. Fans of the so-called extremophiles will find background pages that profile the microscopic residents of glacial lakes, acidic mine drainage, and other hardcore habitats. Case studies let you delve into specific projects on the bugs. One lets you follow a team as it tracks down viruses that attack some of the bacterial residents of Yellowstone's hot springs and thermal pools.

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