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
"...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).
Series: Wiley Series in Ecological and Applied Microbiology
Number Of Pages: 322
Published: 30th January 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.25
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 1