Adaption of Microbial Life to Environmental Extremes

Novel Research Results and Application

  • Helga Stan-Lotter
  • Sergiu Fendrihan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Helga Stan-Lotter
    Pages 1-19
  3. Francesca Mapelli, Sara Borin, Daniele Daffonchio
    Pages 21-36
  4. Gudmundur Oli Hreggvidsson, Solveig K. Petursdottir, Snaedis H. Björnsdottir, Olafur H. Fridjonsson
    Pages 37-67
  5. Thierry Heulin, Gilles De Luca, Mohamed Barakat, Arjan de Groot, Laurence Blanchard, Philippe Ortet et al.
    Pages 69-85
  6. Sergiu Fendrihan, Teodor G. Negoiţă
    Pages 133-172
  7. Christine Moissl-Eichinger
    Pages 231-261
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 263-282

About this book


Once considered exceptional rarities, extremophiles have become attractive objects for basic and applied research ranging from nanotechnology to biodiversity to the origins of life and even to the search for extraterrestrial life. Several novel aspects of extremophiles are covered in this book; the focus is firstly on unusual and less explored ecosystems such as marine hypersaline deeps, extreme cold, desert sands, and man-made clean rooms for spacecraft assembly. Secondly, the increasingly complex field of applications from extremophile research is treated and examples such as novel psychrophilic enzymes, compounds from halophiles, and detection strategies for potential extraterrestrial life forms are presented.

Editors and affiliations

  • Helga Stan-Lotter
    • 1
  • Sergiu Fendrihan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of SalzburgSalzburgAustria
  2. 2.Romanian Bioresource Center and Advanced Research AssociationBucharestRomania

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