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Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology

Enigmatic Microorganisms and Life in Extreme Environments

Editors: Seckbach, Joseph (Ed.)

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Modern methods and approaches, such as the analysis of molecular sequences to infer evolutionary relationships among organisms, have provided vast new sets of data to further our understanding ofliving organisms, but there remain enigmas in the biological world that will keep scientists working and thinking for decades. Microorganisms by virtue of their small size and almost unbounded diversity provide ample examples of intriguing mysteries that are being challenged with all of the techniques the modern scientific arsenal can provide. One whole arena of this battle to resolve puzzling mysteries about various microorganisms is the almost unbelievable ability of many micro-organisms to live in extreme environments. Whether the challenge is extreme heat, cold, pressure, hyper­ salinity, alkalinity or acidity, some micro-organisms live now where no life might seem possible. This fascinating state of affairs is the context for this present volume edited by Joseph Seckbach. This Volume is a compilation of many of the especially interesting questions and biological challenges that arise in the consideration of microorganisms in general and the extremophiles in particular.

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"It is a good reference source for traditional extreme habitats and also provides many novel topics, such as lab-induced endosymbiosis, and good review chapters on basic physiology and metabolism."
(European Journal of Phycology, 36 (2001)

Table of contents (52 chapters)

  • Tracing the Relationships Among the Eubacteria Using σ70-Type Sigma Factors

    Gruber, Tanja M. (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • Gene Transfer in Early Evolution

    Olendzenski, Lorraine (et al.)

    Pages 15-27

  • The Evolution of Algae

    Larkum, A. W. D.

    Pages 29-48

  • From Bacteria to Protista

    Nakamura, Hakobu

    Pages 49-62

  • Eukaryogenesis: The Search for an Evolutionary Transition Towards Intelligence in an Extreme Environmental Habitat of the Outer Solar System

    Chela-Flores, Julian

    Pages 63-71

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enigmatic Microorganisms and Life in Extreme Environments
Editors
  • Joseph Seckbach
Series Title
Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology
Series Volume
1
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4838-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4838-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5492-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1863-3
Series ISSN
1566-0400
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 687
Topics