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

Introduction

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

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-53898-1
  • 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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