Microbial ecosystems in Central Andes extreme environments : biofilms, microbial mats, microbialites and endoevaporites /

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Imprint:Cham : Springer, 2020.
Description:1 online resource (298 p.)
Subject:Extreme environments -- Microbiology -- Andes Region.
Ecological science, the Biosphere.
UFOs & extraterrestrial beings.
Conservation of the environment.
Science -- Life Sciences -- Ecology.
Science -- Astronomy.
Nature -- Environmental Conservation & Protection.
Education -- General.
Science -- Life Sciences -- Biology -- Microbiology.
Extreme environments -- Microbiology.
Andes Region.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12605659
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Other authors / contributors:Farías, María Eugenia.
Notes:Includes index.
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Summary:The Central Andean Altiplane represents a unique extreme environment due to its high altitude, closed basins that modulate the salt pans and saline wetlands surrounded by deserts, as well as the considerable influence of volcanic activity. UV radiation, arsenic content, high salinity, alkalinity and low dissolved oxygen levels, together with extreme daily temperature fluctuations and oligotrophic conditions, shape an environment that resembles the early Earth and, even more, extraterrestrial conditions. By developing simple biofilms stratified microbial mats or complex microbialites, extreme microbial ecosystems, colonize and thrived in different environments like salt flats, wetlands, lakes volcano vents, geysers and deserts. This book presents our current understanding of these amazing ecosystems, providing a basis for their protection and sustainable utilization. The main audience for this book included researchers and graduate students as well as professionals working in the government, mining industry and similar activities. --
Other form:Print version: Farías, María Eugenia Microbial Ecosystems in Central Andes Extreme Environments : Biofilms, Microbial Mats, Microbialites and Endoevaporites Cham : Springer,c2020 9783030361914