Adaptation to Life at High Salt Concentrations in Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-3632-3 (Print) 978-1-4020-3633-0 (Online)

Table of contents (35 chapters)

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    Introduction

  2. The environments and their diversity

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      Pages 9-25

      Microbial Diversity of Great Salt Lake

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      Pages 27-39

      Microbial Communities in the Dead Sea — Past, Present and Future

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      Pages 41-57

      Microscopic Examination of Microbial Communities Along a Salinity Gradient in Saltern Evaporation Ponds: A ‘Halophilic Safari’

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      Pages 59-69

      The Microbial Diversity of a Solar Saltern on San Francisco Bay

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      Diversity of Microbial Communities: The Case of Solar Salterns

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      Pages 91-104

      Isolation of Viable Haloarchaea from Ancient Salt Deposits and Application of Fluorescent Stains for in Situ Detection of Halophiles in Hypersaline Environmental Samples and Model Fluid Inclusions

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      Pages 105-122

      Hydrocarbon Degradation under Hypersaline Conditions

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      Pages 123-136

      The Relevance of Halophiles and other Extremophiles to Martian and Extraterrestrial Environments

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      Pages 137-147

      Halophiles: A Terrestrial Analog for Life in Brines on Mars

  3. Archaea

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      Comparative Genomic Survey of Information Transfer Systems in two Diverse Extremely Halophilic Archaea, Halobacterium Sp. Strain NRC-1 and Haloarcula Marismortui

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      Pages 185-199

      Walsby’s Square Archaeon

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      Gene Regulation and the Initiation of Translation in Halophilic Archaea

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      Pages 217-226

      Protein Translation, Targeting and Translocation in Haloferax Volcanii

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      Pages 227-238

      Enzymes of Halophilic Archaea

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      Pages 239-251

      Osmoadaptation in Methanogenic Archaea: Recent Insights from a Genomic Perspective

  4. Bacteria

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      Pages 255-266

      Salinibacter Ruber: Genomics and Biogeography

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      Pages 267-285

      What We Can Deduce about Metabolism in the Moderate Halophile Chromohalobacter Salexigens from its Genomic Sequence

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      Pages 287-300

      K+ Transport and its Role for Osmoregulation in a Halophilic Member of the Bacteria Domain: Characterization of the K+ Uptake Systems from Halomonas Elongata

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      Pages 301-310

      The Chloride Regulon of Halobacillus Halophilus: A Novel Regulatory Network for Salt Perception and Signal Transduction in Bacteria

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