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Adaptation to Life at High Salt Concentrations in Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya

Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology Band 9

N. Gunde-Cimerman, A. Oren, A. Plemenitas

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PThis book intends to provide an overview of current research on halophilic microorganisms, highlighting the diversity of life forms adapted to tolerate high salt concentrations and low water activities. Most of the 35 chapters are based on lectures presented during the international symposium "Halophiles 2004", held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in September 2004. Descriptions of the diverse high-salt environments in which halophiles are found are followed by sections devoted to the properties of halophilic Archaea, of halophilic and halotolerant Bacteria, and of different groups of salt-loving Eukarya, including fungi, algae and protozoa. Extensive information is provided about fungi adapted to life at high salt concentrations, a group that was poorly known until very recently. This volume is intended for researchers and students interested in a wide range of disciplines in the life sciences: from microbial ecology and adaptation of microorganisms to life in extreme environments to genomics, biotechnology, and astrobiology./P

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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Herausgeber Nina Gunde-Cimerman, Aharon Oren, Ana Plemenitaš
Seitenzahl 576
Erscheinungsdatum 30.09.2005
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4020-3632-3
Verlag Springer Netherland
Maße (L/B/H) 25,1/16,7/2,9 cm
Gewicht 1175 g
Auflage 2005

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  • Foreword; J. Seckbach
    Introduction; N. Gunde-Cimerman, A. Oren, A. Plemenitaš
    SECTION I. THE ENVIRONMENTS AND THEIR DIVERSITY
    Microbial diversity of Great Salt Lake; B.K. Baxter, C.D. Litchfield, K. Sowers, J.D. Griffith, P.A. DasSarma; S. DasSarma
    Microbial communitites in the Dead Sea – past, present and future; A. Oren, I. Gavrieli, J. Gavrieli, M. Kohen, J. Lati, M. Aharoni
    Microscopic examination of microbial communitires along a salinity gradient in saltern evaporation poonds: a ‘halophilic safari’; A. Oren
    The microbial diversity of a solar saltern on San Francisco Bay; C.D. Litchfield, M. Sikaroodi, P.M. Gillivet
    Diversity of microbial communities: the case of solar salterns; C. Pedrós-Alió
    Isolation of viable haloarchaea from ancient salt deposits and application of fluorescent stains for in situ detection of halophiles in hypersaline environmental samples and model fluid inclusions; S. Leuko, A. Legat, S. Fendrihan, H. Wieland, C. Radax, C. Gruber, M. Pfaffenhuemer, G. Weidler, H. Stan-Lotter
    Hydrocarbon degredation under hypersaline conditions. Some facts, some experiments and many open questions; H. Patzelt
    The relevance of halophiles and other extremophiles to Martian and extraterrestrial environments; J. Seckbach
    Halophiles: a terrestrial analog for life in brines on Mars – Halophiles on Mars; R.L. Mancinelli
    SECTION II. ARCHAEA
    Comparative genomic survey of information transfer systems in two diverse extremely halophilic Archaea, Halobacterium sp. strain NRC-1 and Haloarcula marismortui; B.R. Berquist, J. Soneja, S. DasSarma
    Walsby's square archaeon; it's hip to be square but even more hip to be culturable; H. Bolhuis
    Gene regulation and the initiation of translation inhalophilic Archaea; F. Pfeifer, P. Zimmermann, S. Scheuch, S. Sartorius-Neef
    Protein translation, targeting and translocation in Haloferax volcanii; J. Eichler, G. Ring, V. Irihimovitch, T. Lichi, I. Tozik, Z. Konrad
    Enzymes of halophilic Archaea. Recent findings on ureases and nucleoside diphosphate kinases; T. Mizuki, R. Usami, M. Kamo, M. Tanokura, M. Kamekura
    Osmoadaptation in methanogenci Archaea: recent insights from a genomic perspective; K. Pflüger, H. Wieland, V. Müller
    SECTION III. BACTERIA
    Salinibacter ruber: genomics and biogeography; J. Antón, A. Peña, M. Valens, F. Santos, F.-O. Glöckner, M. Bauer, J. Dopazo, J. Herrero, R. Rosselló-Mora, R. Amann
    What we can deduce about metabolism in the moderate halophile Chromohalobacter salexigens from its genomic sequence; L.N. Csonka, K. O'Connor, F. Larimer, P. Richardson, A. Lapidus, A.D. Ewing, B.W. Goodner, A. Oren
    K+ transport and its role for osmoregulation in a halophilic memberof the Bacteria domain: characterization of the K+ uptake systems from Halomonas elongate; H.-J. Kunte
    The chloride regulon of Halobacillus halophilus: a novel regulatory network for salt perception and signal transduction in bacteria; V. Müller, S.H. Saum
    Biosynthesis of the compatible solute mannosylglycerate from hyperthermophiles to mesophiles. Genes, enzymes and evolutionary perspectives; M.S. da Costa, N. Empadinhas
    Genes and enzymes of ectoine biosynthesis in the haloalkaliphilic obligate methanotroph 'Methylomicrobium alcaliphilum 20Z'; A.S. Reshetnikov, V.N. Khmelenina, I.I. Mustakhimov, Y.V. Ryzhmanova, Y.A. Trotsenko
    Halophilic Archaea and Bacteria as a source of extracellular hydrolytic enzymes; A. Ventosa, C. Sánchez-Porro, S. Martín, E.