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Extremophiles : Microbial Life in Extreme Environments - Koki Horikoshi


Microbial Life in Extreme Environments

By: Koki Horikoshi (Editor), William D. Grant (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th January 1998
ISBN: 9780471026181
Number Of Pages: 322

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Extremophiles are life-forms that thrive under some of the harshest conditions found on Earth. This resource provides a detailed overview of the current state of knowledge about this fascinating group of life-forms. Over the course of 11 contributed chapters, 26 experts from around the globe identify known extremophiles, explore their unique ecologies and physiologies, and discuss current and future biotechnological applications.<br> <br> Providing the most up-to-date coverage available of this rapidly advancing field, this book:<br> * Combines the latest research finding with informed speculation about extremophile evolution, ecology, physiology, and genetics<br> * Covers all types of extremophiles, including hyperthermophiles, psychrophiles, halophiles, acidophiles, alkaliophiles, and anaerobic extremophiles<br> * Explores current and future industrial applications, such as alkaliophile bioenergetics, metal recovery, and toxic waste disposal

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"...any scientist working on any aspect of extremophiles will need a copy of this book." (Chemtracts - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Vol. 12, Number 10)

Hyperthermophiles: Isolation, Classification and Properties (K. Stetter).

Psychrophiles (N. Russell & T. Hamamoto).

Empirical and Theoretical Aspects of Life at High Pressure in the Deep Sea (A. Yayanos).

Halophiles (W. Grant, et al.).

Acidophilic Microorganisms (P. Norris & D. Johnson).

Alkaliphiles (K. Horikoshi).

Alkaliphile Bioenergetics (D. Ivey, et al.).

Extremophilic, Methanogenic Archaea and Their Adaptation Mechanisms (S. Ni & D. Boone).

Reduction of Metal Cations and Oxyanions by Anaerobic and Metal-Resistant Microorganisms: Chemistry, Physiology, and Potential for the Control and Bioremediation of Toxic Metal Pollution (C. White & G. Gadd).

Anaerobic Non-Methanogenic Extremophiles (L. Mermelstein & J. Zeikus).

Organic Solvent Tolerance in Microorganisms (R. Aono & A. Inoue).


ISBN: 9780471026181
ISBN-10: 0471026182
Series: Wiley Series in Ecological and Applied Microbiology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 322
Published: 30th January 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.25  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 1