2008

Psychrophiles: from Biodiversity to Biotechnology

ISBN: 978-3-540-74334-7 (Print) 978-3-540-74335-4 (Online)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv

  2. Boundary Conditions for Microbial Life at Low Temperatures

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      The Climate of Snow and Ice as Boundary Condition for Microbial Life

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      Pages 17-28

      Limits for Microbial Life at Subzero Temperatures

  3. Microbial Diversity in Cold Ecosystems

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      Pages 31-50

      Bacteria in Snow and Glacier Ice

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      Pages 51-71

      Bacteria in Subglacial Environments

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      Pages 73-82

      Bacteria in the Deep Sea: Psychropiezophiles

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      Pages 83-102

      Bacteria in Permafrost

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      Pages 103-119

      Anaerobic Bacteria and Archaea in Cold Ecosystems

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      Pages 121-135

      Cyanobacteria in Cold Ecosystems

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      Pages 137-156

      Fungi in Cold Ecosystems

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      Pages 157-173

      Cold-Active Viruses

  4. Molecular Adaptations to Cold Habitats

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      Pages 177-190

      Membrane Components and Cold Sensing

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      Pages 191-209

      Cold-Shock Proteins

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      Pages 211-227

      Fundamentals of Cold-Adapted Enzymes

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      Pages 229-246

      Cryoprotectants and Ice-Binding Proteins

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      Pages 247-264

      The Role of Exopolymers in Microbial Adaptation to Sea Ice

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      Pages 265-284

      Genomic Analysis of Psychrophilic Prokaryotes

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      Pages 285-312

      Microalgae in Polar Regions: Linking Functional Genomics and Physiology with Environmental Conditions

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      Pages 313-332

      Metagenomics: Microbial Community Genomes Revealed

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      Pages 333-344

      Proteomic Studies of Psychrophilic Microorganisms

  5. Biotechnological Aspects

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      Pages 347-363

      Biotechnological Aspects of Cold-Adapted Enzymes

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