Polyextremophiles

Life Under Multiple Forms of Stress

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ISBN: 978-94-007-6487-3 (Print) 978-94-007-6488-0 (Online)

Table of contents (30 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxx

  2. General Aspects

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-59

      Polyextremophiles and the Constraints for Terrestrial Habitability

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      Pages 61-79

      Life on the Edge and Astrobiology: Who Is Who in the Polyextremophiles World?

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      Pages 81-97

      The Dynamic Genomes of Acidophiles

  3. Halophiles

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 99-99

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      Pages 101-119

      Two Centuries of Microbiological Research in the Wadi Natrun, Egypt: A Model System for the Study of the Ecology, Physiology, and Taxonomy of Haloalkaliphilic Microorganisms

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      Pages 121-178

      Adaptation in Haloalkaliphiles and Natronophilic Bacteria

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      Pages 179-199

      A Random Biogeochemical Walk into Three Soda Lakes of the Western USA: With an Introduction to a Few of Their Microbial Denizens

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      Pages 201-213

      Halophilic, Acidophilic, and Haloacidophilic Prokaryotes

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      Pages 215-232

      Life in Magnesium- and Calcium-Rich Hypersaline Environments: Salt Stress by Chaotropic Ions

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      Pages 233-248

      Survival Strategies of Halophilic Oligotrophic and Desiccation Resistant Prokaryotes

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      Pages 249-267

      Radiation Resistance in Extremophiles: Fending Off Multiple Attacks

  4. Thermophiles

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 269-269

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      Pages 271-296

      Thermoalkaliphilic Microbes

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      Pages 297-313

      Acido- and Thermophilic Microorganisms: Their Features, and the Identification of Novel Enzymes or Pathways

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      Pages 315-332

      Microbial Diversity in Acidic High-Temperature Steam Vents

  5. Psychrophiles

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 333-333

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      Pages 335-363

      Left Out in the Cold: Life in Cryoenvironments

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      Pages 365-380

      Microbial Diversity and Enzymes in Ikaite Columns: A Cold and Alkaline Environment in Greenland

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      Pages 381-400

      Microbial Communities Thriving in Various Ice Ecosystems

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      Pages 401-423

      Snow Algae: Adaptation Strategies to Survive on Snow and Ice

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      Pages 425-436

      Adaptation of Antarctic Freshwater Green Algae to Extreme Environments

  6. Pressure

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 437-437

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      Pages 439-466

      Deep Subsurface Oil Reservoirs as Poly-extreme Habitats for Microbial Life. A Current Review

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      Pages 467-481

      Expanding Limits for Life to a New Dimension: Microbial Growth at Hypergravity

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