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Thermophilic Microorganisms and Life at High Temperatures

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    • Thomas D. Brock
    Pages 1-11
  3. The Habitats

    • Thomas D. Brock
    Pages 12-38
  4. The Organisms: General Overview

    • Thomas D. Brock
    Pages 39-71
  5. The Genus Thermus

    • Thomas D. Brock
    Pages 72-91
  6. The Genus Thermoplasma

    • Thomas D. Brock
    Pages 92-116
  7. The Genus Sulfolobus

    • Thomas D. Brock
    Pages 117-179
  8. The Genus Chloroflexus

    • Thomas D. Brock
    Pages 180-216
  9. The Thermophilic Blue-green Algae

    • Thomas D. Brock
    Pages 217-254
  10. The Genus Cyanidium

    • Thomas D. Brock
    Pages 255-302
  11. Life in Boiling Water

    • Thomas D. Brock
    Pages 303-336
  12. Stromatolites: Yellowstone Analogues

    • Thomas D. Brock
    Pages 337-385
  13. A Sour World: Life and Death at Low pH

    • Thomas D. Brock
    Pages 386-418
  14. The Firehole River

    • Thomas D. Brock
    Pages 419-440
  15. Some Personal History

    • Thomas D. Brock
    Pages 441-449
  16. Back Matter

    Pages 451-468

About this book

From 1965 through 1975, I conducted an extensive field and laboratory research project on thermophilic microorganisms. The field work was based primarily in Yellowstone National Park, using a field laboratory we set up in the city of W. Yellowstone, Montana. The laboratory work was carried out from 1965 through 1971 at Indiana University, Bloomington, and subsequently at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Although this research project began small, it quickly ramified in a wide variety of directions. The major thrust was an attempt to understand the ecology and evolutionary relationships of thermophilic microorganisms, but research also was done on biochemical, physiologic, and taxonomic aspects of thermophiles. Four new genera of thermophilic microorganisms have been discovered during the course of this 10-year period, three in my laboratory. In addition, a large amount of new information has been obtained on some thermophilic microorganisms that previously had been known. In later years, a considerable amount of work was done on Yellowstone algal­ bacterial mats as models for Precambrian stromatolites. In the broadest sense, the work could be considered geomicrobiological, or biogeochemi­ cal, and despite the extensive laboratory research carried out, the work was always firmly rooted in an attempt to understand thermophilic microorga­ nisms in their natural environments. Indeed, one of the prime motivations for initiating this work was a view that extreme environments would provide useful models for studying the ecology of microorganisms. As a result of this 10-year research project, I published over 100 papers.

Keywords

  • Pili
  • adaptation
  • bacteria
  • biology
  • ecology
  • environment
  • growth
  • microorganism
  • nitrogen
  • photosynthesis
  • protein
  • species diversity
  • taxonomy
  • temperature
  • yeast

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, USA

    Thomas D. Brock

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Thermophilic Microorganisms and Life at High Temperatures

  • Authors: Thomas D. Brock

  • Series Title: Springer Series in Microbiology

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-6284-8

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Thomas D. Brock 1978

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4612-6286-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4612-6284-8

  • Series ISSN: 0172-6331

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 465

  • Topics: Ecology, Microbiology

Buying options

eBook USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4612-6284-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)