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Black, Harvey. July 8, 2002. Extremophiles: they love living on the edge. The Scientist, vol. 16, no. 14, p. 36. Some bacteria and archaea live in places at extremes of pH, temperature, pressure, or salinity.

Bull, James J., and Colin R. Parrish. July 12, 2002. A binding contract for anthrax. Science, vol. 297, p. 201. Inhalation anthrax kills because toxin production is swift.

Lewis, Ricki. November 12, 2001. Attack of the anthrax ‘virus'. The Scientist, vol. 15, no. 22, p. 42. When anthrax spores appeared in the mail, many in the media erroneously called the pathogen a virus.

Lewis, Ricki. October 29, 2001. Plague genome: the evolution of a pathogen. The Scientist, vol. 15, no. 21, p. 1. The genome sequence of the bacterium Yersinia pestis reveals how it devastates a human body.

Mayr, Ernst. August 1998. Two empires or three? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 95, p. 9720. A prominent biologist argues why all prokaryotes are pretty much the same.

Park, Alice. October 29, 2001. Anthrax: A medical guide. Time. A concise description of anthrax.

Pennisi, Elizabeth. March 8, 2002. New culprit emerges in river blindness. Science, vol. 295, p. 1809. Once thought to be caused by parasitic worms, river blindiness actually results from a bacterial infection.

Schulz, Heide N., et al. April 16, 1999. Dense populations of a giant sulfur bacterium in Namibian shelf sediments. Science, vol. 284, p. 493. This article announces the discovery of the largest known prokaryotes.

Whitman, William B., et al. June 1998. Prokaryotes: The unseen majority. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 95, p. 6578. Bacteria and archaea are much more abundant than previously imagined.

Woese, Carl. September 1998. Default taxonomy: Ernst Mayr's view of the microbial world. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 95, p. 11043. Woese answers Mayr.

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