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Main Title Extremophiles Handbook [electronic resource] /
Author Horikoshi, Koki.
Publisher Springer Japan : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2011
Call Number QR1-502
ISBN 9784431538981
Subjects Life sciences ; Biotechnology ; Microbiology ; Biochemistry ; Microbial ecology ; Astrobiology
Internet Access
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Collation XXIV, 1247p. 240 illus., 106 illus. in color. eReference. In 2 volumes, not available separately. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
PART 1: PROLOGUE -- PART 2: EXTREMOPHILES: ALKALIPHIES -- PART 3: EXTREMOPHILES: HALOPHILES -- PART 4: EXTREMOPHILES: THERMOPHILES -- PART 5: EXTREMOPHILES: PIEZOPHILES -- PART 6: EXTREMOPHILES: PSYCHROPHILES -- PART 7: EXTREMOPHILES: XEROPHILES -- PART 8: EXTREMOPHILES: ORGANIC SOLVENT TOLERANT MICROORGANISMS -- PART 9: NEW FRONTIERS: DEEP BIOSPHERE -- PART 10: NEW FRONTIERS: RADIATION RESISTANT ORGANISMS -- PART 11: NEW FRONTIERS: MICROORGANISMS IN OLIGOTROPHIC ENVIRONMENTS -- PART 12: NEW FRONTIERS: APPLICATIONS AND GLOBAL IMPACTS -- PART 13: EPILOGUE. The Extremophiles Handbook brings together the rapidly growing and often scattered information on microbial life in the whole range of extreme environments. This book will be a useful reference for finding clues to the origin of life and for exploring the biotechnology potential of these fascinating organisms.