Slide 1
Topics:
Universal Tree of Life: 3 Domain System
Extreme Environments on Earth
Cellular Targets of Adaptations to Extreme Environments
Life on Ice
Adaptations to Extreme Cold: Making More Fluid Membranes
More Life on Ice: Algae
Polychaete Worms Living on Methane Ice
Lake Vostoc: A model for Life on Europa?
Hydrothermal Vent Systems
Anatomy of A Vent
Hydrothermal Vents: Abiotic Conditions
Hydrothermal Vents: Biotic Community
Hydrothermal Vent Ecosystems: The Prokaryotes
Thermal Adaptations Used By Hyperthermophiles for Survival
Hydrothermal Vent Ecosystem: Tube Worms
Endosymbiosis in Tubeworms
Hydrothermal Vent Ecosystems: Bivalves
Hydrothermal Vent Ecosystems: “Snow Flurries” and Crabs
And Where There’s Crabs, Octopi Are Not Far Behind
Slide 22
Topics:
Extreme Environments on Earth
Life in Sulfur Springs (Hot and Acidic)
Other Acidic Environments and Denizens
High Salt Environments
Halophilic Algae
Halobacterium salinarum and Light-mediated ATP Synthesis
Slide 30
High Salt Alkaline Environments: Soda Lakes
Survival Under Conditions of High Level Radiation Exposure: Deinococcus radiodurans
DNA Damage Repair in Deinococcus radiodurans
Importance of Extremophiles:Extremozymes
Importance of Extremophiles: Astrobiological Implications