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Extremophiles Discussion

Now that we've talked about the things that living beings need, let's look at how far we can push the boundaries.

Extremophiles are living creatures - typically bacteria or archaea - that live in conditions that we would usually think of as being deadly. Some live without oxygen. Some thrive in highly acidic or alkaline conditions. Some live on salt. Some even survive in boiling-hot water.

Look up an extremophile online, and post about it in the discussion boards below. You should describe the environment it lives in, and the way in which it stretches the boundaries of our usual understanding of life. You can add a link to an external site if you like.

Since there are a lot of people in this course, you should avoid just using the first link you get from your search engine. There's no benefit in having everyone post about the exact same microbe. Wikipedia is an excellent place to start, but you should not get all of your information just from there.

Think about your source. Is it a credible scientific organization, or a person with cool ideas who may have seen something? Always check the date of the source as ideas change over time as we find new information, and many documents on the web are decades old.

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