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Title Polyextremophiles : life under multiple forms of stress / edited by Joseph Seckbach, Aharon Oren, Helga Stan-Lotter
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2013


Description 1 online resource
Series Cellular origin, life in extreme habitats and astrobiology, 1566-0400 ; v. 27
Cellular origin and life in extreme habitats and astrobiology ; v. 27.
Contents General Aspects. Polyextremophiles and the Constraints for Terrestrial Habitability / Mark C. Capece [and others] -- Life on the Edge and Astrobiology: Who Is Who in the Polyextremophiles World? / Joseph Seckbach -- The Dynamic Genomes of Acidophiles / Francisco J. López de Saro [and others] -- Halophiles. Two Centuries of Microbiological Research in the Wadi Natrun, Egypt: A Model System for the Study of the Ecology, Physiology, and Taxonomy of Haloalkaliphilic Microorganisms / Aharon Oren -- Adaptation in Haloalkaliphiles and Natronophilic Bacteria / Horia L. Banciu, Dimitry Y. Sorokin -- A Random Biogeochemical Walk into Three Soda Lakes of the Western USA: With an Introduction to a Few of Their Microbial Denizens / Ronald S. Oremland -- Halophilic, Acidophilic, and Haloacidophilic Prokaryotes / Hiroaki Minegishi -- Life in Magnesium- and Calcium-Rich Hypersaline Environments: Salt Stress by Chaotropic Ions / Aharon Oren -- Survival Strategies of Halophilic Oligotrophic and Desiccation Resistant Prokaryotes / Helga Stan-Lotter, Sergiu Fendrihan
Radiation Resistance in Extremophiles: Fending Off Multiple Attacks / Kimberly M. Webb, Jocelyne DiRuggiero -- Thermophiles. Thermoalkaliphilic Microbes / Vikash Kumar, Tulasi Satyanarayana -- Acido- and Thermophilic Microorganisms: Their Features, and the Identification of Novel Enzymes or Pathways / Yutaka Kawarabayasi -- Microbial Diversity in Acidic High-Temperature Steam Vents / Richard L. Weiss Bizzoco, Scott T. Kelley -- Psychrophiles. Left Out in the Cold: Life in Cryoenvironments / Jacqueline Goordial [and others] -- Microbial Diversity and Enzymes in Ikaite Columns: A Cold and Alkaline Environment in Greenland / Jan K. Vester [and others] -- Microbial Communities Thriving in Various Ice Ecosystems / Birgit Sattler, Barbara Post, Andreas Fritz -- Snow Algae: Adaptation Strategies to Survive on Snow and Ice / Thomas Leya -- Adaptation of Antarctic Freshwater Green Algae to Extreme Environments / Hanhua Hu -- Pressure. Deep Subsurface Oil Reservoirs as Poly-extreme Habitats for Microbial Life. A Current Review / Alexander Wentzel [and others]
Expanding Limits for Life to a New Dimension: Microbial Growth at Hypergravity / Shigeru Deguchi, Koki Horikoshi -- Oxygen Relationships. Microbial Eukaryotes in Marine Oxygen Minimum Zones / William D. Orsi, Virginia P. Edgcomb -- Deep Hypersaline Anoxic Basins as Model Systems for Environmental Selection of Microbial Plankton / Alexandra Stock [and others] -- Microbial Eukaryotes in Hypersaline Anoxic Deep-Sea Basins / Virginia P. Edgcomb, William D. Orsi -- Life at High Salt and Low Oxygen: How Do the Halobacteriaceae Cope with Low Oxygen Concentrations in Their Environment? / Aharon Oren -- Selected Organisms. Niches and Adaptations of Polyextremotolerant Black Fungi / Martin Grube, Lucia Muggia, Cene Gostinčar -- Polyextremophilic Photoautotrophic Eukaryotic Algae / Werner Reisser -- Extremophilic Magnetotactic Bacteria / Christopher T. Lefèvre, Dennis A. Bazylinski -- Tardigrades: An Example of Multicellular Extremophiles / Dirk Schulze-Makuch, Joseph Seckbach -- Final Comments. Polyextremophiles: Summary and Conclusions / Julian Chela-Flores
Summary Many Microorganisms and some macro-organisms can live under extreme conditions. For example, high and low temperature, acidic and alkaline conditions, high salt areas, high pressure, toxic compounds, high level of ionizing radiation, anoxia and absence of light, etc. Many organisms inhabit environments characterized by more than one form of stress (Polyextremophiles). Among them are those who live in hypersaline and alkaline, hot and acidic, cold/hot and high hydrostatic pressure, etc. Polyextremophiles found in desert regions have to copy with intense UV irradiation and desiccation, high as w
Analysis Life sciences
Cell Biology
Cell Physiology
Oxidative Stress
cellular biology
oxidatieve stress
Biology (General)
Biologie (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes English
In Springer eBooks
Subject Extreme environments -- Microbiology.
Microbial ecology.
Adaptation (Biology)
Adaptation (Physiology)
Environmental Microbiology
Stress, Physiological
Adaptation, Biological
Adaptation, Physiological
Archaea -- metabolism
Bacteria -- metabolism
Eukaryota -- metabolism
Microbiological Phenomena
Stress, Physiological -- physiology
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biological Diversity.
Microbial ecology
Adaptation (Physiology)
Adaptation (Biology)
Extreme environments -- Microbiology
Form Electronic book
Author Seckbach, J. (Joseph)
Oren, Aharon, 1952-
Stan-Lotter, Helga.
ISBN 9789400764880