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1st Edition

Extreme Environments
Unique Ecosystems – Amazing Microbes

ISBN 9780367350161
Published June 25, 2021 by CRC Press
378 Pages 10 Color & 57 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The book Extreme Environments: Unique Ecosystems – Amazing Microbes is an attempt to showcase the uniqueness of extremophiles, the largely unexplored group that has the abilities to function in hostile conditions and represent the very ancient life forms that thrived on earth billions of years ago. The book covers a wide range of research achievements in the field of microbiology of extreme environments right from the conventional approaches of cultivation to recently evolved high throughput sequencing technologies. The book provides a broad spectrum of information about the taxonomy, physiology, ecology and biotechnological applications of extremophiles from various extreme environments across the globe.

Table of Contents

Bioprospecting Extreme Ecosystems Before They Vanish: The (Poorly Studied) Microbiology of Tropical Glaciers

Luis Andrés Yarzábal

The Microbial Diversity of Hot Springs Located in Himalayan Geothermal Belts (HGB)

Sayak Das and Nagendra Thakur

The Dead Sea: Lessons Learned From the Study of Microorganisms Isolated From a Dying Lake

Aharon Oren

The Wonderful Halophiles: Microorganisms Producing Useful Compounds

Giuseppe Squillaci, Ismene Serino, Francesco La Cara and Alessandra Morana

Exploring Microbial Diversity and Heavy Metals Resistance in an Active Volcanic Geothermal System

Urbieta María Sofía, Lima María Alejandra, Massello Francisco, Lopez Bedogni Germán, Giaveno María Alejandra and Donati Edgardo

Metallophillic Bacteria and Bioremediation of Heavy Metals

Lily Shylla, Augustine LaminKa-ot, Macmillan Nongkhlaw and SR Joshi

New Trends in Antarctic Bioprospecting: The Case of Cold-adapted Bacteria

Carmen Rizzo, Maria Papale and Angelina Lo Giudice

Yeasts on King George Island (Maritime Antarctica): Biodiversity and Biotechnological Applications

Silvana Vero, Gabriela Garmendia, Ivana Cavello, Florencia Ruscasso, Angie Alvarez, Eloisa Arrarte, Mariana Gonda, Adalgisa Martínez-Silveira, Sebastián Cavalitto and Michael Wisniewski

Bacterial Communities Associated With Macroalgae in Antarctica

Sergio Leiva

Antarctic Bacteria in Microbial Mats From King George Island, Maritime Antarctica

Rocío J. Alcántara-Hernández, Luisa I. Falcón, Neslihan Tas, Patricia M. Valdespino-Castillo, Silvia Batista, Martin Merino-Ibarra and Julio E. Campo

Physiological and Metabolic Basis of Microbial Adaptations Under Extreme Environments

Saritha M, Praveen Kumar, Nav Raten Panwar and Uday Burman

Shaping Microbial Communities in Changing Environments: The Paradigm of Solar Salterns

Alyssa Carré-Mlouka

Metabolic Pathways in Biodegrading Psychrotrophic Bacteria Under Cold Environments

Shruti Sinai Borker, Swami Pragya Prashant, Anu Kumari, Sareeka Kumari, Rajni Devi and Rakshak Kumar

Extremophiles Thriving in Extreme Ecosystems of Armenia

Panosyan Hovik and Margaryan Armine

Extremophiles Inhabiting Unique Ecosystems in Egypt

Nashwa I. Hagagy, Amna A. Saddiq, Hend A. Hamedo and Samy A. Selim

Microbial Life in Deep Terrestrial Continental Crust

Sufia K Kazy, Rajendra P Sahu, Sourav Mukhopadhyay, Himadri Bose, Sunanda Mandal and Pinaki Sar

The Insight into Deep Subsurface Microbial Life in Therapeutic Waters of Poland

Agnieszka Kalwasińska and Edyta Deja-Sikora

Multi-Omics Approaches for Extremophilic Microbial, Genetic, and Metabolic Diversity

Tanvi Govil, Wageesha Sharma, David R. Salem and Rajesh K. Sani

Impact of Microbial Genome Sequencing Advancements in Understanding Extremophiles

Garima Suneja and Rajpal Srivastav

Extremophilic Isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa as Biomarkers of Presence of Heavy Metals and Organic Pollution and Their Potential for Application in Contemporary Ecotoxicology

Ivanka M. Karadžić, Milena G. Rikalović, Lidija T. Izrael-Živković and Ana B. Medić

Moroccan New and Extremophilic Actinobacteria and Their Biotechnological Applications

Ahmed Nafis, Anas Raklami, Brahim Oubaha, Salah-Eddine Samri, Lahcen Hassani and Yedir Ouhdouch

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Dr Anita Pandey is currently Professor of Biotechnology at Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, India. Previously, she was Scientist at GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment, Almora, India for more than two and a half decades. Dr Pandey has extensively worked on Bioprospection of Microbial Diversity of Indian Himalayan region. Her research areas include Extremophiles, Rhizosphere, Biodegradation, Fermented Foods, Water microbes and Antimicrobials. She has been recipient of National Young Woman Bioscientist Award by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi. She has hosted CV Raman International Fellowships for African Researchers twice.

Dr Avinash Sharma is currently a DBT/Wellcome Trust Fellow at the National Centre for Cell Science, Pune, India. Over the last 10 years of his research career, Dr Sharma has extensively worked on understanding the archaeal and bacterial communities from various extreme environments using modern techniques in microbial genomics. Recently, in 2019, he visited Antarctica to carry out his research project on "Specific adaptations of previously unknown, psychrophilic prokaryotes from Antarctic Environment". He also served as Curator of International Depository Authority at NCCS, Pune from August 2011 to September 2019.