Extremophiles: Microbial Life in Extreme Environments
Koki Horikoshi, William D. Grant 1998 Wiley-Liss

This book provides a detailed overview of extremophiles, life-forms that thrive under some of the harshest conditions found on Earth. Over the course of 11 contributed chapters, 26 experts from around the globe identify known extremophiles, explore their unique ecologies and physiologies, and discuss current and future biotechnological applications. Providing up-to-date coverage available of this rapidly advancing field, this book: combines the latest research finding with informed speculation about extremophile evolution, ecology, physiology, and genetics; covers all types of extremophiles, including hyperthermophiles, psychrophiles, halophiles, acidophiles, alkaliphiles, and anaerobic extremophiles; and explores current and future industrial applications, such as alkaliphile bioenergetics, metal recovery, and toxic waste disposal.

ISBN 0471026182
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Subject: Biology:Astrobiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Biology:Molecular Biology, Diversity, Biology, :Biogeochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Overview/Reference Work, Journal Article
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional
Extreme Environments: Anoxic, High Pressure, Extremely Hot, Hypersaline, Alkaline, Extremely Cold, Acidic
Topics: Biosphere:Microbiology, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater:Water quality/chemistry, Biosphere:Astrobiology, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry, Biosphere:Ecology, Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Biosphere:Diversity, Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biology