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Grand Challenges in Biology and Biotechnology

Biotechnology of Extremophiles:

Advances and Challenges

Editors: Rampelotto, Pabulo H (Ed.)

  • Covers the most recent and novel applications of extremophiles in different areas of biotechnology
  • Explores the challenges and benefits of applying extremolytes and extremozymes in biotechnology
  • Provides an overview of the methodologies used to study extremophiles
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About this book

Aimed at research scientists and biotechnologists, this book is an essential reading for those working with extremophiles and their potential biotechnological application. Here, we provide a comprehensive and reliable source of information on the recent advances and challenges in different aspects of the theme. Written in an accessible language, the book is also a recommended as reference text for anyone interested in this thriving field of research.

Over the last decades, the study of extremophiles has provided ground breaking discoveries that challenge our understanding of biochemistry and molecular biology. In the applied side, extremophiles and their enzymes have spawned a multibillion dollar biotechnology industry, with applications spanning biomedical, pharmaceutical, industrial, environmental, and agricultural sectors. Taq DNA polymerase (which was isolated from Thermus aquaticus from a geothermal spring in Yellowstone National Park) is the most well-known example of the potential biotechnological application of extremophiles and their biomolecules. Indeed, the application of extremophiles and their biologically active compounds has opened a new era in biotechnology. However, despite the latest advances, we are just in the beginning of exploring the biotechnological potentials of extremophiles.

 

About the authors

Pabulo Henrique Rampelotto is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Springer Book Series “Grand Challenges in Biology and Biotechnology”. He is also Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor, Senior Editor, Guest Editor and member of the editorial board of several scientific journals on the field of Life Sciences and Biotechnology. Over the last years, Pabulo Rampelotto has guest edited several special issues on extremophiles. In his special issues, some of the most distinguished team leaders in the field have published their work, ideas and findings. His research interests encompass different fields of science, from basic to applied research, including: biotechnology, metagenomics, next generation sequencing, molecular biology and biochemistry of microorganisms, extremophiles, and astrobiology.

Reviews

“The chapters are written very clear, with rather rich illustrations (56 b/w illustrations and 49 illustrations in colour) and very rich bibliography. In my opinion this book is essential for academics, biotechnologists, engineers, managers and students working/interested in this very promising field.” (Ioan I. Ardelean, Bulletin of Micro and Nanoelectrotechnologies, Vol. 8 (1-2), March, 2018)

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Growth and Metabolism of Extremophilic Microorganisms

    Tse, Ching (et al.)

    Pages 1-46

  • Biodiversity, Adaptation and Biotechnological Importance of Bacteria Occurring in Cold Climates

    Sathyanarayana Reddy, Gundlapally (et al.)

    Pages 47-81

  • Antimicrobial Potential of Cold-Adapted Bacteria and Fungi from Polar Regions

    Lo Giudice, Angelina (et al.)

    Pages 83-115

  • Thermophiles as a Promising Source of Exopolysaccharides with Interesting Properties

    Kambourova, Margarita (et al.)

    Pages 117-139

  • Ecophysiology and Application of Acidophilic Sulfur-Reducing Microorganisms

    Florentino, Anna P. (et al.)

    Pages 141-175

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-13521-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-13520-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-79187-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biotechnology of Extremophiles:
Book Subtitle
Advances and Challenges
Editors
  • Pabulo H Rampelotto
Series Title
Grand Challenges in Biology and Biotechnology
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-13521-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-13521-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-13520-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79187-6
Series ISSN
2367-1017
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 720
Number of Illustrations
56 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
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