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Life Under Extreme Conditions

Biochemical Adaptation

Editors: di Prisco, Guido (Ed.)

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In their very first lecture biochemists learn that biomolecules, namely nucleic acids, proteins and lipids, are extremely temperature sensitive and will denature and lose their function easily. Then how do Archaebacteria survive in hot springs or Antarctic fishes which live in ice-cold water? The way nature engineered subcellular structures, lipid membranes or proteins to meet the biochemical requirements of extreme conditions - like extreme temperature or salt concentrations - is described in Life Under Extreme Conditions.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • The Role of Antifreeze Glycopeptides and Peptides in the Freezing Avoidance of Cold-Water Fish

    Pages 1-14

    Cheng, C. C. (et al.)

  • An Overview of the Molecular Structure and Functional Properties of the Hemoglobins of a Cold-Adapted Antarctic Teleost

    Pages 15-33

    D’Avino, R. (et al.)

  • Cold-Stable Microtubules from Antarctic Fish

    Pages 35-49

    Detrich, H. W., III

  • Life in Arctic Environments: Molecular Adaptation of Oxygen-Carrying Proteins

    Pages 51-60

    Giardina, B. (et al.)

  • Archaebacteria: Lipids, Membrane Structures, and Adaptation to Environmental Stresses

    Pages 61-87

    Rosa, M. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Life Under Extreme Conditions
Book Subtitle
Biochemical Adaptation
Editors
  • Guido di Prisco
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-76056-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-76056-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-76058-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 144
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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