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Prokaryotes and Their Habitats

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Abstract

Prokaryotes are well recognized as essential members of the biosphere. They inhabit all possible locations in which life exists from those offering ideal conditions for growth and reproduction to those representing extreme environments at the borderline of abiotic conditions.

Keywords

Hydrogen Sulfide Green Sulfur Bacterium Phototrophic Bacterium Purple Sulfur Bacterium Stratify Lake 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Göttingen Academy of Sciences and HumanitiesGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionWoods MAUSA

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