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Title: Extremophiles PDF
Url: http://atropos.as.arizona.edu/aiz/teaching/a204/extremophile.pdf
Creator: Madigan, Michael T.
Marrs, Barry L.
Publisher: Scientific American, inc.
University of Arizona
Description: This article introduces the reader to the diversity and significance of extremophiles. Descriptions are provided of the habitat and ecology of thermophiles, psychrophiles (cold lovers), acidophiles, alkaliphiles, and halophiles. The industrial and commercial applications of extremophiles, such as the use of thermophilic microbial enzymes in PCR technology, are also described. Finally, the article discusses the evolutionary significance of extremophiles and their role in the restructuring the evolutionary tree of life.
LC Classification: Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Geochemistry
Science -- Microbiology -- Microbial ecology -- By type of environment -- Extreme environments (General)
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Ecology -- Adaptation
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Oceanography
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Geology
Resource Type: Overviews
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
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University First Cycle
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Language: English
Rights: Scientific American, Inc.
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-01-25 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-03-03 12:36:34 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Microbial Life
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