2011

Extremophiles Handbook

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ISBN: 978-4-431-53897-4 (Print) 978-4-431-53898-1 (Online)

Table of contents (59 entries)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxix

  2. Prologue

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Reference Work Entry

      Pages 3-15

      Prologue: Definition, Categories, Distribution, Origin and Evolution, Pioneering Studies, and Emerging Fields of Extremophiles

  3. Extremophiles: Alkaliphiles

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-17

    2. Reference Work Entry

      Pages 19-26

      Introduction and History of Alkaliphiles

    3. Reference Work Entry

      Pages 27-54

      Distribution and Diversity of Soda Lake Alkaliphiles

    4. Reference Work Entry

      Pages 55-79

      Environmental Distribution and Taxonomic Diversity of Alkaliphiles

    5. Reference Work Entry

      Pages 81-97

      Anaerobic Alkaliphiles and Alkaliphilic Poly-Extremophiles

    6. Reference Work Entry

      Pages 99-118

      General Physiology of Alkaliphiles

    7. Reference Work Entry

      Pages 119-139

      Adaptive Mechanisms of Extreme Alkaliphiles

    8. Reference Work Entry

      Pages 141-162

      Bioenergetics: Cell Motility and Chemotaxis of Extreme Alkaliphiles

    9. Reference Work Entry

      Pages 163-181

      Enzymes Isolated from Alkaliphiles

    10. Reference Work Entry

      Pages 183-211

      Genomics and Evolution of Alkaliphilic Bacillus Species

    11. Reference Work Entry

      Pages 213-227

      Beta-Cyclomaltodextrin Glucanotransferase of a Species of Alkaliphilic Bacillus for the Production of Beta-Cyclodextrin

    12. Reference Work Entry

      Pages 229-251

      Alkaline Enzymes in Current Detergency

  4. Extremophiles: Halophiles

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 253-253

    2. Reference Work Entry

      Pages 255-308

      Taxonomy of Halophiles

    3. Reference Work Entry

      Pages 309-325

      Diversity of Halophiles

    4. Reference Work Entry

      Pages 327-342

      Osmoadaptation in Methanogenic Archaea: Physiology, Genetics, and Regulation in Methanosarcina mazei Gö1

    5. Reference Work Entry

      Pages 343-361

      Ecology of Halophiles

    6. Reference Work Entry

      Pages 363-381

      Genetics and Genomics of Triangular Disc-Shaped Halophilic Archaeon Haloarcula japonica Strain TR-1

    7. Reference Work Entry

      Pages 383-400

      Adapting to Changing Salinities: Biochemistry, Genetics, and Regulation in the Moderately Halophilic Bacterium Halobacillus halophilus

  5. Extremophiles: Thermophiles

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 401-401

    2. Reference Work Entry

      Pages 403-425

      History of Discovery of Hyperthermophiles

    3. Reference Work Entry

      Pages 427-441

      Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes from Hyperthermophiles: Biochemistry and Applications

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