Physiology and Biochemistry of Extremophiles
, 2007 - Medical
- 429 pages
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.