Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Prologue

  3. Extremophiles: Alkaliphiles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Koki Horikoshi
      Pages 19-26
    3. William D. Grant, Dimitry Yu. Sorokin
      Pages 27-54
    4. Isao Yumoto, Kikue Hirota, Kazuaki Yoshimune
      Pages 55-79
    5. Koki Horikoshi
      Pages 99-118
    6. Terry Ann Krulwich, Jun Liu, Masato Morino, Makoto Fujisawa, Masahiro Ito, David B. Hicks
      Pages 119-139
    7. Masahiro Ito, Shun Fujinami, Naoya Terahara
      Pages 141-162
    8. Koki Horikoshi
      Pages 163-181
    9. Susumu Ito
      Pages 229-251
  4. Extremophiles: Halophiles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Rafael R. de la Haba, C. Sánchez-Porro, M. C. Marquez, Antonio Ventosa
      Pages 255-308
    3. Aharon Oren
      Pages 309-325
    4. Aharon Oren
      Pages 343-361

About this book


The Extremophiles Handbook brings together the rapidly growing and often scattered information on microbial life in the whole range of extreme environments. This book will be a useful reference for finding clues to the origin of life and for exploring the biotechnology potential of these fascinating organisms.

Editors and affiliations

  • Koki Horikoshi
    • 1
  1. 1.Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) YokohamaProfessor Emeritus of Tokyo Institute of TechnologyTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-53897-4
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-53898-1
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