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Extremophiles: Microbial Life in Extreme Environments

Series: Ecological and Applied Microbiology

Edited By: Koki Horikoshi and William D Grant

322 pages, Illus, figs, tabs, SEMs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Jul 1998 | #72462 | ISBN: 0471026182
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About this book

Each chapter is devoted to a particular class of microbe and focuses on its ecology, systematics, physiological and molecular biology. Also included is a discussion of a wide range of potentially exploitable biotechnological and industrial uses for extremophiles, including the removal and recovery of metals and degradation of toxic pollutants.

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


Contents

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). Index.

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