Thermophilic Microbes in Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology

Biotechnology of Thermophiles

  • Tulasi Satyanarayana
  • Jennifer Littlechild
  • Yutaka Kawarabayasi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Thermophiles in the Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Deepika Mehta, Tulasi Satyanarayana
      Pages 3-60
    3. Christopher D. Ogg, Mark D. Spanevello, Bharat K. C. Patel
      Pages 61-97
    4. Takahiro Yoshii, Toshiyuki Moriya, Tairo Oshima
      Pages 119-135
    5. Seema Rawat, Bhavdish Narain Johri
      Pages 137-169
    6. Pinaki Sar, Sufia K. Kazy, Dhiraj Paul, Angana Sarkar
      Pages 171-201
    7. T. Sokolova, A. Lebedinsky
      Pages 203-231
    8. Katsumi Doi, Yasuhiro Fujino
      Pages 233-247
    9. Takashi Itoh, Takao Iino
      Pages 249-270
    10. Kristine Uldahl, Xu Peng
      Pages 271-304
  3. Genomics, Metagenomics and Biotechnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Takaaki Sato, Haruyuki Atomi
      Pages 307-330
    3. Satoshi Akanuma, Shin-ichi Yokobori, Akihiko Yamagishi
      Pages 331-349
    4. Takahiro Inoue, Yoshihiko Sako
      Pages 351-373
    5. Muhamad Sahlan, Masafumi Yohda
      Pages 375-394
    6. Haruhiko Sakuraba, Toshihisa Ohshima
      Pages 395-412
    7. Sonoko Ishino, Yoshizumi Ishino
      Pages 429-457
    8. Satya P. Singh, Rushit J. Shukla, Bhavtosh A. Kikani
      Pages 459-479
    9. Jennifer Littlechild, Halina Novak, Paul James, Christopher Sayer
      Pages 481-507
    10. Skander Elleuche, Garabed Antranikian
      Pages 509-533
    11. M. Nisha, Tulasi Satyanarayana
      Pages 535-587
    12. Kazuaki Yoshimune, Yutaka Kawarabayasi
      Pages 589-610
    13. Prince Sharma, Ravinder Kumar, Neena Capalash
      Pages 611-647
    14. Pullabhotla Venkata Subba Rama Narsimha Sarma, Jogi Madhu Prakash, Subha Narayan Das, Manjeet Kaur, Pallinti Purushotham, Appa Rao Podile
      Pages 649-669
    15. Saurabh Sudha Dhiman, Ritu Mahajan, Jitender Sharma
      Pages 689-710
    16. Margarita Kambourova, Anna Derekova
      Pages 711-730
    17. Marcio José Poças-Fonseca, Robson Willian de Melo Matos, Thiago Machado Mello-de-Sousa
      Pages 731-769
    18. Linga Venkateswar Rao, Anuj K. Chandel, G. Chandrasekhar, A. Vimala Rodhe, J. Sridevi
      Pages 771-793
    19. Saroj Mishra, Vikram Sahai, Virendra Swaroop Bisaria, Ranjita Biswas, Gupteshwar Gupta, Swati Nakra
      Pages 795-811
    20. Vikash Kumar, Digvijay Verma, A. Archana, Tulasi Satyanarayana
      Pages 813-857
    21. Rajeshwari Sinha, Sunil K. Khare
      Pages 859-880
    22. Rani Gupta, Ekta Tiwary, Richa Sharma, Rinky Rajput, Neha Nair
      Pages 881-904
    23. Rohit Sharma, Vishal Thakur, Monika Sharma, Nils-Kåre Birkeland
      Pages 905-927
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 929-954

About this book


The existence of life at high temperatures is quiet fascinating. At elevated temperatures, only microorganisms are capable of growth and survival. Many thermophilic microbial genera have been isolated from man-made (washing machines, factory effluents, waste streams and acid mine effluents) and natural (volcanic areas, geothermal areas, terrestrial hot springs, submarine hydrothermal vents, geothermally heated oil reserves and oil wells, sun-heated litter and soils/sediments) thermal habitats throughout the world. Both culture-dependent and culture-independent approaches have been employed for understanding the diversity of microbes in hot environments. Interest in their diversity, ecology, and physiology has increased enormously during the past few decades as indicated by the deliberations in international conferences on extremophiles and thermophiles held every alternate year and papers published in journals such as Extremophiles.

Thermophilic moulds and bacteria have been extensively studied in plant biomass bioconversion processes as sources of industrial enzymes and as gene donors. In the development of third generation biofuels such as bioethanol, thermophilic fungal and bacterial enzymes are of particular interest. The book is aimed at bringing together scattered up-to-date information on various aspects of thermophiles such as the diversity of thermophiles and viruses of thermophiles, their potential roles in pollution control and bioremediation, and composting.


Comparative genomics Diversity of thermophiles Metagenomics Thermophilic microbes Thermostable enzymes

Editors and affiliations

  • Tulasi Satyanarayana
    • 1
  • Jennifer Littlechild
    • 2
  • Yutaka Kawarabayasi
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of Delhi South CampusNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2., School of Chemistry and Biological ScienExeter UniversityExeterUnited Kingdom
  3. 3., Functional Genomics of ExtremophilesKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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