Editors: Masrure Alam, Bipransh Kumar Tiwary

Extremophiles: Diversity, Adaptation and Applications

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ISBN: 978-981-5080-36-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5080-35-3 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2022
DOI: 10.2174/97898150803531220101


Extremophiles: Diversity, Adaptation and Applications brings up-to-date knowledge about different types of extremophiles, the fascinating group of microorganisms that love to live in extreme environmental conditions. The book consists of fourteen chapters, of which, the first provides an overview of all the major types of extremophiles and the relationship with their respective extreme environments. The chapters following this introduction explain the diversity of prokaryotes based on environmental conditions, adaptation mechanisms, and industrial applications. The book concludes with a summary of the diverse biotechnological and industrial applications of extremophiles, emphasizing the importance of these microorganisms for human welfare.

The book is intended as a primary textbook reference that enriches the knowledge base of scholars in the field of microbiology and biotechnology. It can also serve as a secondary reference for anyone who is interested in research on extremophiles.

Key Features

- Covers all the major types of extremophiles, including hyperthermophiles, psychrophiles, halophiles, acidophiles, alkaliphiles, xerophiles, oligotrophs, chemolithotrophs, anaerobes and others.

- Provides a fundamental overview of the microbiology of extreme environments

- Supplements fundamentals with information about industrial and scientific applications

- Presents information in a simple structured format suitable for learners

- Includes references for further reading


Students, researchers and academics involved in microbiology and biotechnology study programs.


- Pp. i
Ramesh Kumar Pandey
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- Pp. ii-iii (2)
Masrure Alam, Bipransh Kumar Tiwary
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About the Editors

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List of Contributors

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Extremophiles: An Overview

- Pp. 1-23 (23)
Bipransh Kumar Tiwary, Masrure Alam*
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Hyperthermophiles: Diversity, Adaptation and Applications

- Pp. 24-63 (40)
Masrure Alam*, Baishali Pandit
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- Pp. 64-104 (41)
Mazharul Abbasi*
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Acidophilic Microbes: Diversity and Adaptation to Low pH

- Pp. 105-119 (15)
Anirudra Gurung*, Cyaria Gurung
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Alkaliphiles: Diversity, Adaptation and Applications

- Pp. 120-145 (26)
Supriya Mandal, Junaid Jibran Jawed*
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Halophilic Microorganisms: Diversity, Adaptation and Application

- Pp. 146-181 (36)
Bomba Dam*, Srikanta Pal, Abhijit Sar, Puja Mukherjee
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Piezophiles: Quiddity of Extreme Pressure Devotees

- Pp. 182-201 (20)
Janki Ruparelia, Aniruddh Rabari, Nishra Joshi, Meenu Saraf, Chaitanya Kumar Jha*
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- Pp. 202-222 (21)
Aranya Mitra, Avishek Banik*
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Radiation Resistant Microorganisms

- Pp. 223-246 (24)
Upal Das Ghosh*
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Metallophiles and Heavy Metal Bioremediation

- Pp. 247-274 (28)
Upashna Chettri, Santa Ram Joshi*
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- Pp. 275-332 (58)
Arijit Pal, Sekhar Pal*
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Oligotrophs: Microbes at Low Nutrient Levels

- Pp. 333-355 (23)
Bipransh Kumar Tiwary*, Nitya Rai
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Diversity and Mechanisms of Adaptation of Predominant Bacterial Chemolithotrophs in Extreme Habitats

- Pp. 356-394 (39)
Kunal Kumar Saha, Subhrangshu Mandal*, Masrure Alam
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Applications of Extremophiles

- Pp. 395-417 (23)
Urmimala Sen, Subhra Kanti Mukhopadhyay*
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Subject Index

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Masrure Alam, Bipransh Kumar Tiwary
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