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Halophiles and Hypersaline Environments

Current Research and Future Trends

  • Antonio Ventosa
  • Aharon Oren
  • Yanhe Ma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Rafael R. de la Haba, Cristina Sánchez-Porro, Antonio Ventosa
    Pages 27-64
  3. William D. Grant, Eulyn Pagaling, M. Carmen Márquez, M. Carmen Gutiérrez, Don A. Cowan, Yanhe Ma et al.
    Pages 65-107
  4. Arantxa Peña, Hanno Teeling, Jaime Huerta-Cepas, Fernando Santos, Inmaculada Meseguer, Marianna Lucio et al.
    Pages 109-122
  5. Patrizia Lopalco, Simona Lobasso, Maristella Baronio, Roberto Angelini, Angela Corcelli
    Pages 123-135
  6. Elina Roine, Hanna M. Oksanen
    Pages 153-172
  7. Bonnie K. Baxter, Mihnea R. Mangalea, Smaranda Willcox, Shereen Sabet, Miriam-Nirvana Nagoulat, Jack D. Griffith
    Pages 173-190
  8. Kieran Dilks, Maria Ines Gimenez, Manuela Tripepi, Mechthild Pohlschröder
    Pages 207-225
  9. Jerry Eichler, Doron Calo, Lina Kaminski, Lina Kandiba, Zvia Konrad, Hilla Magidovich et al.
    Pages 227-235
  10. Felicitas Pfeifer, Regina Frommherz, Karin Faist, Torsten Hechler, Katharina Teufel, Larissa Marschaus
    Pages 237-248
  11. Janos K. Lanyi, Sergei P. Balashov
    Pages 319-340
  12. María José Bonete, Rosa María Martínez-Espinosa
    Pages 359-371

About this book


This book presents the latest results in the exploration of halophilic bacteria, archaea, fungi and viruses. Basic and molecular aspects as well as possible biotechnological applications of halophiles are highlighted by leading scientists. Topics include: the family Halomonadaceae; the hypersaline lakes of Inner Mongolia ; Salinibacter ruber - from genomics to microevolution and ecology; the impact of lipidomics on the microbial world of hypersaline environments; molecular mechanisms of adaptation to high salt concentration in the black yeast Hortaea werneckii; viruses in hypersaline environments; initiation and regulation of translation in halophilic Archaea; protein transport into and across haloarchaeal cytoplasmic membranes; protein glycosylation in Haloferax volcanii; the effect of anoxic conditions and temperature on gas vesicle formation in Halobacterium salinarum; halophiles exposed to multiple stressors; cellular adjustments of Bacillus subtilis to fluctuating salinities; the nature and function of carotenoids in Halobacillus halophilus; xanthorhodopsin; enzymatic biomass degradation by halophilic microorganisms; and enzymes from halophilic Archaea.


exobiology extremophiles halophiles hypersaline environments osmoregulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Ventosa
    • 1
  • Aharon Oren
    • 2
  • Yanhe Ma
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of SevillaSevillaSpain
  2. 2.The Institute of Life Sciences, Department of Plant and Environmental ScThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  3. 3., Insitute of MicrobiologyChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina, People's Republic

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