Biological Systems Under Extreme Conditions

Structure and Function

  • Yoshihiro Taniguchi
  • Harry E. Stanley
  • Horst Ludwig

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics Series book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Lance Ballard, Jiri Jonas
    Pages 75-100
  3. Tetsuro Fujisawa, Minoru Kato
    Pages 121-138
  4. Yoshiaki Furukawa, Yoichi Sugiyama, Satoshi Takahashi, Koichiro Ishimori, Isao Morishima
    Pages 187-203
  5. Chiaki Kato, Lina Li, Yuichi Nogi, Kaoru Nakasone, Douglas H. Bartlett
    Pages 205-220
  6. Kensei Kobayashi, Hiroshi Yanagawa
    Pages 221-238
  7. Horst Ludwig, Günter van Almsick, Christian Schreck
    Pages 239-256
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 279-283

About this book


Biological systems are regulated by the thermodynamic parameters of pressure and temperature. With the help of new spectroscopic methods it is now possible to study the structure and function of such systems under extreme pressures and temperatures. This book described the resulting theory and applications of these pressure and temperature effects. The subjects covered include the use of high pressure in food processing and even the theory of the origin and evolution of life. Readers exploring the world of biology in extreme environments will find this book particularly useful.


FTIR FTIR spectroscopy enzyme kinetics enzymes high pressure high-pressure high-pressure NMR hydrothermal vents liquid water low temperature melting temperatures microbiology physical concepts pressure effects pressure stress

Editors and affiliations

  • Yoshihiro Taniguchi
    • 1
  • Harry E. Stanley
    • 2
  • Horst Ludwig
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and EngineeringRitsumeikan UniversityShigaJapan
  2. 2.Center for Polymer Studies and Department of PhysicsBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  3. 3.Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology and BiopharmacyUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08528-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04802-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1618-7210
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