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Microbial Life - Educational Resources

Microbial Life - Educational Resources
Teaching and learning about the diversity, ecology and evolution of the microbial world; discover the connections between microbial life, the history of the earth and our dependence on micro-organisms. The expansive Sunset Lake of the Black Sand Basin is one of the largest thermal bodies of water in Yellowstone National Park. Details This site contains a variety of educational and supporting materials for students and teachers of microbiology. You will find information about microorganisms, extremophiles and extreme habitats, as well as links to online provides information about the ecology, diversity and evolution of micro-organisms for students, K-12 teachers, university faculty, and the general public. Microbial Life in Extreme Environments: Mammoth Terraces, Yellowstone National Park. Microbial Life in Marine Environments: Pancake ice in Ross Sea, Antarctica. Find out more about the myriad of microorganisms that live in marine environments. Microbial Observatories: Research Methods: Related:  BIOS

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DESERTEC Foundation: Start Enrich Garden Soil in 4 Ways Plants rely on proper soil conditions to give them nutrients and minerals, and sometimes the ground is just depleted of these elements. This can be due to several factors, including the plants that have been grown in the past. Some plants add to the quality of the soil, and many plants can actually drain soil of those all important nutrients and minerals. There are things you can do to improve the quality of your soil to ensure that next year's garden has a better chance of success. It is best to start preparing soil in the fall for the spring growing season. That way, your amendments have the winter to break down and enrich the soil Fertilizer One of the best ways to improve soils nutrient content is by adding organic fertilizer. Compost Adding compost will always improve soil quality. Wood Ash If you have a fireplace, you can use some of the left over ash to add to the soil. Biochar is charcoal that is made in a controlled environment. Green Manure

Tree of Life Web Project The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists and nature enthusiasts from around the world. On more than 10,000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history (phylogeny). Each page contains information about a particular group, e.g., salamanders, segmented worms, phlox flowers, tyrannosaurs, euglenids, Heliconius butterflies, club fungi, or the vampire squid. ToL pages are linked one to another hierarchically, in the form of the evolutionary tree of life. Starting with the root of all Life on Earth and moving out along diverging branches to individual species, the structure of the ToL project thus illustrates the genetic connections between all living things.

Azadirachta indica (neem tree) Datasheet Azadirachta indica (neem tree) Don't need the entire report? Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. Generate report Identity Top of page Preferred Scientific Name Azadirachta indica A. Preferred Common Name neem tree Other Scientific Names Antelaea canescens Cels ex Heynh.Antelaea javanica Gaertn.Azadirachta indica subsp. vartakii Kothari, Londhe & N.P.SinghAzadirachta indica var. minor ValetonAzadirachta indica var. siamensis ValentonMelia azadirachta L.Melia indica (A. International Common Names English: bastard tree; bead tree; cornucopia; Indian cedar; Indian lilac; margosa tree; neem; paradise tree; Persian lilacSpanish: margosa; mimFrench: azadirac de l'Inde; margosier; margousierArabic: azad-daraknul-hind Local Common Names Trade name neem Summary of Invasiveness A. indica has been extensively introduced throughout tropical and subtropical regions. Taxonomic Tree Notes on Taxonomy and Nomenclature Description Plant Type Distribution Distribution Table free

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Extreme Ice Survey | Art meets science. Fertilizer Friday Composting IV -- pH It's Friday, and that means a visit to Fertilizer Friday over at Tootsie Time.Check out her blog party and see what other people have blooming in their gardens. This is my fourth post in my series about Composting. You can read the others here: Composting I -What is Compost? Composting II -Getting Started Composting III -What to Compost Composting Q & A This week I am going to talk about pH. I remember the first time I was introduced to the concept of pH. I can still sing the jingle, but I didn’t have a clue what pH balance meant, and I venture a guess that neither did most of the population. Then, in the 80’s I worked at a swimming pool. We had to test the chlorine level and the pH level every hour, and write the numbers down on a little chart. Once a day, the maintenance guy would take the chart go and fiddle with the knobs and switches in the control room. I still didn’t have any idea what pH was, I just knew that it had something to do with shampoo. But it’s more than just that.

Cell Size and Scale Some cells are visible to the unaided eye The smallest objects that the unaided human eye can see are about 0.1 mm long. That means that under the right conditions, you might be able to see an ameoba proteus, a human egg, and a paramecium without using magnification. A magnifying glass can help you to see them more clearly, but they will still look tiny. Smaller cells are easily visible under a light microscope. To see anything smaller than 500 nm, you will need an electron microscope. Adenine The label on the nucleotide is not quite accurate. How can an X chromosome be nearly as big as the head of the sperm cell? No, this isn't a mistake. The X chromosome is shown here in a condensed state, as it would appear in a cell that's going through mitosis. A chromosome is made up of genetic material (one long piece of DNA) wrapped around structural support proteins (histones). Carbon The size of the carbon atom is based on its van der Waals radius.

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