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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
    5. Satoshi Nakamura, Kaoru Nakasone, Tomonori Takashina
      Pages 363-381
  5. Extremophiles: Thermophiles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 401-401
    2. Karl O. Stetter
      Pages 403-425
    3. Beatrice Cobucci-Ponzano, Mosè Rossi, Marco Moracci
      Pages 427-441
    4. Barbara Klippel, Garabed Antranikian
      Pages 443-474
    5. Helena Santos, Pedro Lamosa, Nuno Borges, Luís G. Gonçalves, Tiago Pais, Marta V. Rodrigues
      Pages 497-520
    6. Francis E. Jenney Jr., Michael W. W. Adams
      Pages 521-545
    7. Masatada Tamakoshi, Tairo Oshima
      Pages 547-566
    8. Haibin Luo, Frank T. Robb
      Pages 583-599
    9. Melanie Zaparty, Bettina Siebers
      Pages 601-639
  6. Extremophiles: Piezophiles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 641-641
    2. Chiaki Kato
      Pages 643-655
    3. Chiaki Kato
      Pages 657-668
    4. Dietrich Vanlint, Chris W. Michiels, Abram Aertsen
      Pages 671-686
    5. Fumiyoshi Abe
      Pages 687-702
    6. Chiaki Kato
      Pages 719-726
  7. Extremophiles: Psychrophiles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 753-753
    2. Jill A. Mikucki, S. K. Han, Brian D. Lanoil
      Pages 755-775
    3. Yuichi Nogi
      Pages 777-792
    4. Karen Junge, Brent Christner, James T. Staley
      Pages 793-815
    5. Pongpan Laksanalasmai, Laurel Burall, Atin R. Datta
      Pages 817-837
    6. Bronwyn M. Kirby, Desiré Barnard, I. Marla Tuffin, Don A. Cowan
      Pages 839-863
    7. Federico M. Lauro, Michelle A. Allen, David Wilkins, Timothy J. Williams, Ricardo Cavicchioli
      Pages 865-890
    8. Frédéric Roulling, Florence Piette, Alexandre Cipolla, Caroline Struvay, Georges Feller
      Pages 891-913

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

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