Bioprospecting of Extremophiles for Biotechnology Applications

  • Navanietha Krishnaraj RathinamEmail author
  • Rajesh K. SaniEmail author


This chapter aims to acquaint the readers with basic concepts about extremophiles, extremophilic bioprocesses, and their advantages over other chemical and biological systems. The chapter introduces the concept of extremophiles and extremophilic bioprocesses for wide range of biotechnological applications. Finally, the chapter addresses the applications of extremophiles in different sectors such as bioenergy, bioelectrochemical systems, bioremediation, and production of value-added products.


Extremozymes Microbial processes Metabolic pathways Extreme environments 



Financial support provided by the National Science Foundation in the form of BuG ReMeDEE initiative (Award # 1736255) is gratefully acknowledged. The authors also gratefully acknowledge Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology for the support.


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  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringSouth Dakota School of Mines and TechnologyRapid CityUSA
  2. 2.Chemistry and Applied Biological SciencesSouth Dakota School of Mines and TechnologyRapid CityUSA

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