Physiology and Biochemistry of Extremophiles

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ASM Press, 2007 - Medical - 429 pages
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A detailed overview of the current state of knowledge about this special group of organisms.

  • Identifies extremophiles, explores their unique ecologies, explains their physiologies, and discusses biotechnological applications.
  • Describes the environments where these organisms reside and sheds light, at the molecular level, on the mechanisms that enable these unique organisms to survive.
  • Covers all known types of extremophiles (including thermophiles, psychrophiles, halophiles, acidophiles, piezophiles, and alkaliphiles).
  • Serves as an essential volume for a variety of scientists, including microbiologists, biochemists, physiologists, biotechnology specialists, ecologists, and physical scientists such as chemists and astronomers.

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Editors: Charles Gerday, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium Nicolas Glansdorff, Free University of Brussels (VUB), Brussels, Belgium

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