Microbial Ecology of Extreme Environments

  • Caroline Chénard
  • Federico M. Lauro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Caroline Chénard, Federico M. Lauro
    Pages 1-6
  3. Logan M. Peoples, Douglas H. Bartlett
    Pages 7-50
  4. Kamila K. Myka, David J. Allcock, Emiley A. Eloe-Fadrosh, Theodora Tryfona, Andreas F. Haag, Federico M. Lauro et al.
    Pages 51-80
  5. Jamie Hinks, Mi Zhou, Jan Dolfing
    Pages 81-102
  6. Andrea Strazzulli, Roberta Iacono, Rosa Giglio, Marco Moracci, Beatrice Cobucci-Ponzano
    Pages 103-135
  7. Josie van Dorst, Nicole Benaud, Belinda Ferrari
    Pages 169-183
  8. Caroline Chénard, Federico M. Lauro
    Pages 185-200
  9. Mike Manefield, Matthew Lee, Joanna Koenig
    Pages 201-213
  10. Anne Marie Delort, Mickael Vaïtilingom, Muriel Joly, Pierre Amato, Nolwenn Wirgot, Audrey Lallement et al.
    Pages 215-245

About this book


​This book explores microbial lifestyles, biochemical adaptations, and trophic interactions occurring in extreme environments. By summarizing the latest findings in the field it provides a valuable reference for future studies. Spark ideas for biotechnological and commercial exploitation of microbiomes at the extremes of life are presented. Chapters on viruses complement this highly informative book.

In a vertical journey through the microbial biosphere it covers aspects of cold environments, hot environments, extreme saline environments, and extreme pressure environments, and more. From the deep sea, through polar deserts, up to the clouds in the air - the diversity of microbial life in all habitats is described, explored, and comprehensively reviewed. Possible biotechnical applications are discussed.

This book aims to provide a useful reference for those who want to start a research program in extreme microbiology and, hopefully, inspire new research directions. 


Biotechnology Application Extreme Environments Extreme Enzymes Extremophiles Microbial Diversity Microbial Ecology Virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Caroline Chénard
    • 1
  • Federico M. Lauro
    • 2
  1. 1.Singapore Center Envmtl. Life Sc. Engineer.Nanyang Technological Univ.SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Singapore Center Envmtl. Life Sc. Engineer.Nanyang Technological Univ.SingaporeSingapore

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