Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Found In the Most Unusual Environment
The bacteria a normal person thinks of can’t survive “normal” temperatures right? Wrong, there is a group of organisms that thinks extreme environmental conditions are prefect. There are several environmental parameters that certain organisms call home. The environmental conditions suitable are temperature, pH, osmolarity, oxygen, and pressure. I decided to pick this group of bacteria because I thought that they were interesting. One particular type of bacterium that I found interesting goes by the name of Thermus aquaticus. I decided to compose a presentation for my senior seminar class about extremeophiles with emphasis on Thermus aquaticus.