Halophilic Microorganisms and their Environments

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-0829-0 (Print) 978-0-306-48053-9 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi

  2. An Historical Survey

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-16

      Halophilic Microorganisms in their Natural Environment and in Culture — an Historical Introduction

  3. Halophilic Microorganisms And Their Properties

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      Pages 19-19

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      Pages 21-22

      Introduction

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      Pages 23-68

      Taxonomy of Halophilic Microorganisms: Archaea, Bacteria, and Eucarya

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      Pages 69-123

      The Cellular Structure of Halophilic Microorganisms

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      Pages 125-171

      Cellular Metabolism and Physiology of Hhalophilic Microorganisms

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      Pages 173-206

      Pigments of Halophilic Microorganisms

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      Pages 207-231

      Intracellular Salt Concentrations and Ion Metabolism in Halophilic Microorganisms

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      Pages 233-278

      Properties of Halophilic Proteins

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      Pages 279-305

      Organic Compatible Solutes

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      Pages 307-321

      Halophilic Bacteriophages and Halocins

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      Pages 323-355

      Genetics and Genomics of Halophilic Archaea and Bacteria

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      Pages 357-388

      Biotechnological Applications and Potentials of Halophilic Microorganisms

  4. Hypersaline Environments and Their Biota

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 391-391

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      Pages 393-394

      Introduction

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      Pages 395-417

      Great Salt Lake, Utah

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      Pages 419-440

      The Dead Sea

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      Pages 441-469

      Solar Salterns

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      Pages 471-494

      Alkaline Hypersaline Lakes in Africa and Asia

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      Pages 495-515

      Mono Lake, California, and Big Soda Lake, Nevada

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      Pages 517-538

      Miscellaneous Habitats of Halophilic Microorganisms — from Antarctctic Lakes to Hydrothermal Vents

  5. Epilogue

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      Pages 541-541

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      Pages 543-551

      Epilogue: Evolution of Halophiles and Survival of Halophiles on Earth and in Space

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