Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Daniel Prieur, Viggo Thor Marteinsson
    Pages 23-35
  3. John van der Oost, Maria Ciaramella, Marco Moracci, Francesca M. Pisani, Mose Rossi, Willem M. de Vos
    Pages 87-115
  4. M. S. da Costa, H. Santos, E. A. Galinski
    Pages 117-153
  5. R. Müller, G. Antranikian, S. Maloney, R. Sharp
    Pages 155-169

About this book


In this special issue review articles summarize the most outstanding features of microorganisms that can survive under extreme conditions. These microorganisms are adapted to living at 100° C in volcanic springs, at low temperatures in the cold polar seas, at high pressure in the deep sea, at very low and high pH values (pH 0-1 or pH 10-11), or at very high salt concentrations (35%). The latest findings on the molecular biology and the protein structure of these exotic organisms are presented. In addition, the potential applications of extremophiles are reviewed, including the production of enzymes, compatible solutes and the use of these extremophiles in the degradation of xenobiotics.


Archaea Biochemische Technik Biotechnologie Extremophile biochemical engineering biotechnology extremophiles microorganism

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-63817-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69652-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0724-6145
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-8542
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