Extreme microbiomes are those microorganisms thriving under extreme conditions where no other living being will have any chance to survive. These extremophilic microbes are capable of thriving in the harshest places on earth including the deep sea, hot springs, glaciers, deserts, and hypersaline lakes. Nowadays, many new species have been discovered in both natural and artificial extreme environments. This book gives an extensive overview about several contemporary fields of research on extremophilic microbes and their potential applications in agriculture, industry, medicine and allied sectors.
1. Extremophilic microbes and their extremozymes for industry and allied sectors. 2. Acidophilic and alkaliphilic microbiomes: biodiversity and biotechnological applications. 3. Halophilic microbiomes: biodiversity and biotechnological applications. 4. Halophilic microbes from hypersaline soil and their biotechnological applications in mitigation of salt stress in plants. 5. Piezophilic microbiomes: biodiversity and biotechnological applications. 6. Hot Springs thermophilic microbiomes: biodiversity and biotechnological applications. 7. Molecular biology of thermophilic and psychrophilic archaea. 8. Psychrophilic microbiomes: biodiversity, molecular adaptations and applications. 9. Microbes from cold deserts and their applications in mitigation of cold stress in plants. 10. Cold-active microfungi and their industrial applications. 11. Indian Himalayas: A hot spot of psychrophilic microbes. 12. Polyextremophilic microbes and their indusial applications. 13. Genomic insights into extremophilic microbes. 14. Biological synthesis of nanoparticles from extremophilic microbes. 15. Extremophilic microorganisms and their role in food processing and production. 16. Biofuel production by extremophilic microbes: Resent trends and future prospects. 17. Global Scenario of extremophilic microbes and their applications for human welfare.