344 pages, Figures, tables
Many natural, but extreme, environments are colonised by microorganisms that are specially adapted to these ecological niches. The niches may be extreme in terms of temperature, pH, salinity, pressure or in terms of radiation or toxic chemical pollution. This volume provides a comprehensive review of the resistant strains and an assessment of their biotechnological potential.
Aims to provide a compresensive review of the current understanding of the meachanisms that extremophiles hav evolved to survive and grow in particular extreme environments, and how these may be exploited for biotechnological processes. - British Book News; This is essential reading for anyone working with these unusual and at times exasperating organisms...This is an excellent book which should find favour with experienced research workers, post-graduates, undergraduates and those of us who teach in these areas. Society for General Microbiology Quarterly
Biochemistry and molecular biology of the extremely thermophilic archaeobacteria, D.A. Cowan; the molecular genetics and biotechnological application of enzymes from extremely thermophilic eubacteria, P.L. Bergquist and H.W. Morgan; physiology and biotechnological prospects for halophiles, E.A. Galinski and B.J. Tindall; acidophilic bacteria - adaptations and applications, P.D. Norris and W.J. Ingledew; alkaliphiles - ecology and biotechnological applications, W.D. Grant and K. Horikoshi; physiology and biotechnological potential of deep-sea bacteria, D. Prieur; physiology and molecular biology of psychrophilic micro-organisms, N.J. Russell; molecular biology and biotechnology of microbial interactions with organic and inorganic heavy metal compounds, G.M. Gadd and J.J. Cooney; molecular biology of radiation-resistant bacteria, B.E.B. Mosely, M.D. Smith and C.I. Masters; obligate anaerobes and their biotechnological potential, J.D. Oultram, A.M. Maule, P. Luton and N.P. Minton.
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