Natural microbe column.

Natural microbe column.

"…You can say anything you want, yessir, but it’s the words that sing, they soar and descend…I bow to them…I love them, I cling to them, I run them down, I bite into them, I melt them down…I love words so much…The unexpected ones…The ones I wait for greedily or stalk until, suddenly, they drop…" Pablo Neruda   (Thermophillic bacteria, healthmad.com)

"…You can say anything you want, yessir, but it’s the words that sing, they soar and descend…I bow to them…I love them, I cling to them, I run them down, I bite into them, I melt them down…I love words so much…The unexpected ones…The ones I wait for greedily or stalk until, suddenly, they drop…" Pablo Neruda (Thermophillic bacteria, healthmad.com)

Research Summary: Microbiology of Acid Mine Drainage (Mark R. Stanton) Description: Iron-rich wetland resulting from weathering of sulfide minerals from nearby country rock near Silverton, Colorado.

Research Summary: Microbiology of Acid Mine Drainage (Mark R. Stanton) Description: Iron-rich wetland resulting from weathering of sulfide minerals from nearby country rock near Silverton, Colorado.

Dr. Mark Kozubal is research acidophilic fungus which thrive in springs such as this near Norris, Montana.  Such fungi secrete enzymes know to breakdown biomass as a first stage in the production of fuels from plant feedstocks.

Dr. Mark Kozubal is research acidophilic fungus which thrive in springs such as this near Norris, Montana. Such fungi secrete enzymes know to breakdown biomass as a first stage in the production of fuels from plant feedstocks.

Mesh of tubular sheaths made by the iron bacterium Leptothrix ochracea, which oxidizes iron and manganese to form an orange precipitate. This species is often the culprit behind clogged and rusted plumbing. Phase contrast micrograph at 400x magnification.

Mesh of tubular sheaths made by the iron bacterium Leptothrix ochracea, which oxidizes iron and manganese to form an orange precipitate. This species is often the culprit behind clogged and rusted plumbing. Phase contrast micrograph at 400x magnification.

A hot spring ringed by thermophilic bacteria is one of many unique phenomena in the vast caldera of the Uzon Volcano. Kronotsky Zapovednik - Igor Shpilenok

A hot spring ringed by thermophilic bacteria is one of many unique phenomena in the vast caldera of the Uzon Volcano. Kronotsky Zapovednik - Igor Shpilenok

Microbes facilitate the persistence and spread of invasive plant species by changing soil chemistry

Microbes facilitate the persistence and spread of invasive plant species by changing soil chemistry

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