Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology

, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp 1–14

Extremophilic microorganisms: Biochemical adaptation and biotechnological application (review)

  • E. V. Morozkina
  • E. S. Slutskaya
  • T. V. Fedorova
  • T. I. Tugay
  • L. I. Golubeva
  • O. V. Koroleva
Article

DOI: 10.1134/S0003683810010011

Cite this article as:
Morozkina, E.V., Slutskaya, E.S., Fedorova, T.V. et al. Appl Biochem Microbiol (2010) 46: 1. doi:10.1134/S0003683810010011

Abstract

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.

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© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. V. Morozkina
    • 1
  • E. S. Slutskaya
    • 1
  • T. V. Fedorova
    • 1
  • T. I. Tugay
    • 2
  • L. I. Golubeva
    • 1
  • O. V. Koroleva
    • 1
  1. 1.Bach Institute of BiochemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Zabolotnuy Institute of Microbiology and VirologyNational Academy of SciencesKievUkraine