2007

Life in Extreme Environments

ISBN: 978-1-4020-6284-1 (Print) 978-1-4020-6285-8 (Online)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-VIII

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    Pages 1-24

    Access to glacial and subglacial environments in the Solar System by melting probe technology

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    Pages 25-43

    Exploration of Ellsworth Subglacial Lake: a concept paper on the development, organisation and execution of an experiment to explore, measure and sample the environment of a West Antarctic subglacial lake

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    Pages 45-54

    Thermostable proteins as probe for the design of advanced fluorescence biosensors

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    Pages 55-67

    Astrobiological significance of minerals on Mars surface environment

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    Pages 69-97

    Industrial barrens: extreme habitats created by non-ferrous metallurgy

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    Pages 99-113

    Viruses in extreme environments

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    Pages 115-124

    Microbial ecology of submerged marine caves and holes characterized by high levels of hydrogen sulphide

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    Pages 125-140

    Extremely halophilic archaea and the issue of long-term microbial survival

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    Pages 141-159

    Planktonic microbial assemblages and the potential effects of metazooplankton predation on the food web of lakes from the maritime Antarctica and sub-Antarctic islands

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    Pages 161-175

    Fungi in Antarctica

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    Pages 177-185

    Ecology and molecular adaptations of the halophilic black yeast Hortaea werneckii

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    Pages 187-212

    Ultraviolet radiation shapes seaweed communities

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    Pages 213-244

    Life strategy, ecophysiology and ecology of seaweeds in polar waters

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    Pages 245-249

    Life expansion in Sørkapp Land, Spitsbergen, under the current climate warming

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    Pages 251-263

    Some views on plants in polar and alpine regions

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    Pages 265-275

    Desiccation-tolerant plants in dry environments

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    Pages 277-285

    Energy dependant plant stress acclimation

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    Pages 287-295

    Post-capture investigations of hydrothermal vent macro-invertebrates to study adaptations to extreme environments

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    Pages 297-313

    Adaptations to hypoxia in hydrothermal-vent and cold-seep invertebrates

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    Pages 315-339

    How does the annelid Alvinella pompejana deal with an extreme hydrothermal environment?

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