• Extreme Spores

    SURVIVING MICROBES IN TIMES OF ADVERSITY 

    Spores

    What's a bacterial spore?

    Space

    Can bacteria survive in space?

    Extreme Environments

    The harsh face of the Earth.

    FAQs

    How small are microbes?

    In absolute numbers, they can be as small as 500nm but most of them are 2 um long. That's a million times smaller than you. That means that if  bacteria were as big as a sand grain, you'd be 1000 times bigger

    Where do microbes live?

    Microbes are everywhere. Click here to find out what microbes are found in which environment.

    Are all microbes bad?

    Pathogens are the microbes that cause disease. Find out which bacteria are harmless and which are beneficial. Did you know that most of bacteria are friends rather than foes?

    How has life emerged?

    Explore the different scenarios for the emergence of life on Earth.

    Why is this important?

    Do I need to care about superbugs, bacteria in volcanos, or life in outer space?

    Is there life out there?

    If there is, what should it look like?

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    Français

    Les bactéries sporulantes dans des environnements extremes