Actvity Summary: Find out about a sulfate-reducing archaea and a spindle-shaped virus with this educational poster
Sulfolobus solfataricus was originally isolated from the Sulfatara hot springs in Italy. It is a mobile thermoacidophile Archaea as it has a clock-wise flagellum and is found in hot and acidic environments such as hot springs, volcanoes, and hydrothermal vents. Sulfolobus is a sulfate-reducer that uses sulfur as an energy source and converts it into sulfuric acid.
Find out more about this interesting microbe here: http://joidesresolution.org/microbe-monday-sulfolobus-solfataricus/
This resource was developed during Expedition 376: Brothers Arc Flux. Read through the blogs and other resources from this expedition here: http://joidesresolution.org/expedition/376/
- Standard D: Life science
- Scale, proportion, quantity
- Structure and function