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.