Extremophiles pp 149-152 | Cite as


  • Koki Horikoshi


Progress in microbiology requires well-trained microbiologists who think “outside the box” and who will accept new challenges and investigate them with creative energy. The task facing academic institutions is to lead the way in training the microbiologists of the future. These microbiologists will have to be versed not only in the basics of microbiology, but also in molecular biology, biochemistry, ecology, chemistry, computer science, physics, and mathematics. They must be able to improvise, to use their knowledge and imagination, and to develop a higher level of understanding of microbial life.


Microbial Biomass Extreme Environment Pseudomonas Putida Hydrothermal Vent Ocean Drill Program 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Koki Horikoshi
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  1. 1.Extremobiosphere Research CenterJapan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)YokohamaJapan

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