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Series: Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology Volume: 1
Edited By: J Seckbach
700 pages, Figs, tabs
Reviews the three kingdoms of life (Archea, Eubacteria and Eukarya) from molecular evolutionary levels to ecological aspects in enigmatic habitats, including general reviews of puzzling pro-and eukaryotic organisms and their domains.
It is a good reference source for traditional extreme habitats and also provides many novel topics, such as lab-induced endosymbiosis, and good review chapters on basic physiology and metabolism. (European Journal of Phycology, 36 (2001)
In the beginning - origin and evolution of the first cells; enigmatic micro-organisms; the versatile extension of life; microorganisms in extreme environments; effect of subsatnces, gases and irradiations; living together - symbiosis.
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