Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology

Polyextremophiles

Life Under Multiple Forms of Stress

Editors: Seckbach, Joseph, Oren, Aharon, Stan-Lotter, Helga (Eds.)

  • Provides updated information and comprehensive overview about life at the edge in extreme environments
  • Presents an in-depth review on the limits of life under multiple forms of stress
  • Discussion on the molecular mechanisms that enable microorganisms to thrive under extreme conditions of temperature, pH, Salinity and combinations of these factors
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About this book

Many Microorganisms and some macro-organisms can live under extreme conditions. For example, high and low temperature, acidic and alkaline conditions, high salt areas, high pressure, toxic compounds, high level of ionizing radiation, anoxia and absence of light, etc. Many organisms inhabit environments characterized by more than one form of stress (Polyextremophiles). Among them are those who live in hypersaline and alkaline, hot and acidic, cold/hot and high hydrostatic pressure, etc. Polyextremophiles found in desert regions have to copy with intense UV irradiation and desiccation, high as well as low temperatures, and low availability of water and nutrients. This book provides novel results of application to polyextremophiles research ranging from nanotechnology to synthetic biology to the origin of life and beyond.

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“It is a document of the terrestrial ecology of free-living microorganisms. … The utility of the volume is enhanced by its general readability; any undergraduate with a basic understanding of microbiology will benefit from reading it. This accessibility is augmented by the color plates that are used throughout the text. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (P. K. Strother, Choice, Vol. 52 (2), October, 2014)

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Polyextremophiles and the Constraints for Terrestrial Habitability

    Capece, Mark C. (et al.)

    Pages 3-59

  • Life on the Edge and Astrobiology: Who Is Who in the Polyextremophiles World?

    Seckbach, Joseph

    Pages 61-79

  • The Dynamic Genomes of Acidophiles

    Saro, Francisco J. López (et al.)

    Pages 81-97

  • Two Centuries of Microbiological Research in the Wadi Natrun, Egypt: A Model System for the Study of the Ecology, Physiology, and Taxonomy of Haloalkaliphilic Microorganisms

    Oren, Aharon

    Pages 101-119

  • Adaptation in Haloalkaliphiles and Natronophilic Bacteria

    Banciu, Horia L. (et al.)

    Pages 121-178

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6487-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9240-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Polyextremophiles
Book Subtitle
Life Under Multiple Forms of Stress
Editors
  • Joseph Seckbach
  • Aharon Oren
  • Helga Stan-Lotter
Series Title
Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology
Series Volume
27
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6488-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6488-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6487-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9240-1
Series ISSN
1566-0400
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 634
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