Psychrophiles : from biodiversity to biotechnology /

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Imprint:Berlin : Springer, c2008.
Description:1 online resource (xv, 462 p.) : ill.
Subject:Extreme environments -- Microbiology.
Adaptation, Biological.
Cold Climate.
Extreme environments -- Microbiology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Microbiology.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:
Hidden Bibliographic Details
Other authors / contributors:Margesin, Rosa, 1962-
9783540743347 (alk. paper)
3540743340 (alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Summary:The majority of the Earth??'s biosphere is cold and exposed to temperatures below 5??C throughout the year. Having evolved special mechanisms to overcome the life-endangering influence of low temperatures, psychrophiles, i.e. cold-adapted microorganisms, have successfully colonized these environments. Cold adaptation includes a complex range of structural and functional adaptations at the level of all cellular constituents, and these adaptations render cold-adapted organisms particularly useful for biotechnological applications. This book presents the most recent knowledge of (i) boundary cond.
Other form:Print version: Psychrophiles. Berlin : Springer, c2008 9783540743347 3540743340