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Biodiversity and Sustainable Exploitation

  • Dinesh K Maheshwari
  • Meenu Saraf

Part of the Sustainable Development and Biodiversity book series (SDEB, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sangeeta D. Gohel, Amit K. Sharma, Kruti G. Dangar, Foram J. Thakrar, Satya P. Singh
    Pages 29-55
  3. Javad Hamedi, Fatemeh Mohammadipanah, Hamed Kazemi Shariat Panahi
    Pages 57-143
  4. Pallavee Srivastava, Meenal Kowshik
    Pages 145-159
  5. Mădălin Enache, Roxana Cojoc, Masahiro Kamekura
    Pages 161-172
  6. Tommonaro Giuseppina, Abbamondi Gennaro Roberto, Toksoy Oner Ebru, Nicolaus Barbara
    Pages 189-207
  7. Sudipta Tripathi, Shilajit Barua, Kalyan Chakrabarti
    Pages 209-234
  8. Elhafid Nabti, Michael Schmid, Anton Hartmann
    Pages 235-259
  9. Safiye Elif Korcan, Muhsin Konuk, Sevim Feyza Erdoğmuş
    Pages 261-276
  10. Fatemeh Mohammadipanah, Javad Hamedi, Mona Dehhaghi
    Pages 277-321
  11. Samir S-A. Radwan, Dina M. Al-Mailem
    Pages 323-354
  12. M. Delgado-García, B. Nicolaus, A. Poli, C. N. Aguilar, R. Rodríguez-Herrera
    Pages 379-401
  13. Stuti Patel, Meenu Saraf
    Pages 403-419
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 451-456

About this book


The halophiles are a large unexplored reservoir of biodiversity and are a potential source for  industry, agriculture and environment. The highlights include the distribution of the halophiles, their adaptation in different stress conditions, and mining of their unique antimicrobial and enzymatic potential. These poly extremophiles are excellent source of enzymes and metabolites possessing inherent ability to function in extreme conditions viz., high salt, alkaline pH and facilitating catalysis for biotechnological application in food processing, industrial bioconversion and bioremediation. In brief, we have just begun to realize the great potential and true extent of diversity and suitable industrial applications possible from halophiles.


biodiversity enzymes and metabolites extremophiles halophiles quorum sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • Dinesh K Maheshwari
    • 1
  • Meenu Saraf
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept of Botany & MicrobiologyGurukul Kangri UnivHaridwarIndia
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology University School of SciencesGujarat UniversityAhmedabadIndia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Halophiles
  • Book Subtitle Biodiversity and Sustainable Exploitation
  • Editors Dinesh K Maheshwari
    Meenu Saraf
  • Series Title Sustainable Development and Biodiversity
  • Series Abbreviated Title Sust. Devel., Biodivers.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-14594-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-36408-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-14595-2
  • Series ISSN 2352-474X
  • Series E-ISSN 2352-4758
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 456
  • Number of Illustrations 43 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biodiversity
    Microbial Ecology
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“Each chapter is written in a very clear style and has reached also very useful reference … . the book ‘Halophiles: Biodiversity and Sustainable Exploitation’ is a very valuable reading for students as well as for already known scientists working in the field.” (Ioan I. Ardelean, Romanian Journal of Biology, Vol. 61 (1-2), 2016)