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Biotechnology of extremophiles – the applied science field that seeks to employ extremophilic organisms in order to discover in particular novel and unique useful biocompounds and genetic systems.
Biotechnological Applications of Extremophilic Microorganisms aims to give a broad overview on the potential usage of extremophiles in biotechnology (e.g. industry, medicine, food, cosmetics, environmental clean-up, energy and fuel, geo-sciences), including the production of compounds (e.g. enzymes, compatible solutes) or the degradation of compounds such as xenobiotics etc.
The book contains reviews on various recent discoveries, applications and visions of a large variety of extremophiles – focusing not only on prokaryotes, but also on eukaryotes as well as viruses.