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Enigmatic Microorganisms and Life in Extreme Environments

Series: Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology Volume: 1

Edited By: J Seckbach

700 pages, Figs, tabs

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Dec 2004 | #144772 | ISBN: 1402018630
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NHBS Price: £139.99 $185/€160 approx
Hardback | Dec 1999 | #95137 | ISBN: 0792354923
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About this book

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)


Contents

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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