Seckbach, Joseph


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Table of contents

Part I. General Aspects

1. Polyextremophiles and the Constraints for Terrestrial Habitability
Mark C. Capece, Evan Clark, Jamal K. Saleh, Daniel Halford, Nicole Heinl, Samuel Hoskins, Lynn J. Rothschild

2. Life on the Edge and Astrobiology: Who Is Who in the Polyextremophiles World?
Joseph Seckbach

3. The Dynamic Genomes of Acidophiles
Francisco J. López Saro, Manuel J. Gómez, Enrique González-Tortuero, Víctor Parro

Part II. Halophiles

4. Two Centuries of Microbiological Research in the Wadi Natrun, Egypt: A Model System for the Study of the Ecology, Physiology, and Taxonomy of Haloalkaliphilic Microorganisms
Aharon Oren

5. Adaptation in Haloalkaliphiles and Natronophilic Bacteria
Horia L. Banciu, Dimitry Y. Sorokin

6. A Random Biogeochemical Walk into Three Soda Lakes of the Western USA: With an Introduction to a Few of Their Microbial Denizens
Ronald S. Oremland

7. Halophilic, Acidophilic, and Haloacidophilic Prokaryotes
Hiroaki Minegishi

8. Life in Magnesium- and Calcium-Rich Hypersaline Environments: Salt Stress by Chaotropic Ions
Aharon Oren

9. Survival Strategies of Halophilic Oligotrophic and Desiccation Resistant Prokaryotes
Helga Stan-Lotter, Sergiu Fendrihan

10. Radiation Resistance in Extremophiles: Fending Off Multiple Attacks
Kimberly M. Webb, Jocelyne DiRuggiero

Part III. Thermophiles

11. Thermoalkaliphilic Microbes
Vikash Kumar, Tulasi Satyanarayana

12. Acido- and Thermophilic Microorganisms: Their Features, and the Identification of Novel Enzymes or Pathways
Yutaka Kawarabayasi

13. Microbial Diversity in Acidic High-Temperature Steam Vents
Richard L. Weiss Bizzoco, Scott T. Kelley

Part IV. Psychrophiles

14. Left Out in the Cold: Life in Cryoenvironments
Jacqueline Goordial, Guillaume Lamarche-Gagnon, Chih-Ying Lay, Lyle Whyte

15. Microbial Diversity and Enzymes in Ikaite Columns: A Cold and Alkaline Environment in Greenland
Jan K. Vester, Jeanette E. Lylloff, Mikkel A. Glaring, Peter Stougaard

16. Microbial Communities Thriving in Various Ice Ecosystems
Birgit Sattler, Barbara Post, Andreas Fritz

17. Snow Algae: Adaptation Strategies to Survive on Snow and Ice
Thomas Leya

18. Adaptation of Antarctic Freshwater Green Algae to Extreme Environments
Hanhua Hu

Part V. Pressure

19. Deep Subsurface Oil Reservoirs as Poly-extreme Habitats for Microbial Life. A Current Review
Alexander Wentzel, Anna Lewin, Francisco J. Cervantes, Svein Valla, Hans Kristian Kotlar

20. Expanding Limits for Life to a New Dimension: Microbial Growth at Hypergravity
Shigeru Deguchi, Koki Horikoshi

Part VI. Oxygen Relationships

21. Microbial Eukaryotes in Marine Oxygen Minimum Zones
William D. Orsi, Virginia P. Edgcomb

22. Deep Hypersaline Anoxic Basins as Model Systems for Environmental Selection of Microbial Plankton
Alexandra Stock, Sabine Filker, Michail Yakimov, Thorsten Stoeck

23. Microbial Eukaryotes in Hypersaline Anoxic Deep-Sea Basins
Virginia P. Edgcomb, William D. Orsi

24. Life at High Salt and Low Oxygen: How Do the Halobacteriaceae Cope with Low Oxygen Concentrations in Their Environment?
Aharon Oren

Part VII. Selected Organisms

25. Niches and Adaptations of Polyextremotolerant Black Fungi
Martin Grube, Lucia Muggia, Cene Gostinčar

26. Polyextremophilic Photoautotrophic Eukaryotic Algae
Werner Reisser

27. Extremophilic Magnetotactic Bacteria
Christopher T. Lefèvre, Dennis A. Bazylinski

28. Tardigrades: An Example of Multicellular Extremophiles
Dirk Schulze-Makuch, Joseph Seckbach

Part VIII. Final Comments

29. Polyextremophiles: Summary and Conclusions
Julian Chela-Flores

Keywords: Life Sciences, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Cell Physiology, Oxidative Stress, Astrobiology

Publication year
Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology
Page amount
30 pages
Natural Sciences

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