Extremophilic microorganisms: Biochemical adaptation and biotechnological application (review)
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- Morozkina, E.V., Slutskaya, E.S., Fedorova, T.V. et al. Appl Biochem Microbiol (2010) 46: 1. doi:10.1134/S0003683810010011
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In this review, we analyzed modern data on the biochemical adaptation of microorganisms to living under extreme conditions. Special attention is given to analysis of adaptation responses of microorganisms under exposure to increased radiation at molecular and cellular levels. Data on the practical use of extremophiles as well as extremoenzymes, biologically active compounds, biopolymers, etc., synthesized by them are systematized.