Anaerobic alkalithermophiles, a novel group of extremophiles

  title={Anaerobic alkalithermophiles, a novel group of extremophiles},
  author={J. Wiegel},
  • J. Wiegel
  • Published 1998
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Extremophiles
  • Abstract Although some anaerobic and aerobic mesophiles have long been known to grow at alkaline pH (above 9.5), little was known until recently about thermophilic alkaliphiles, termed now alkalithermophiles. This minireview describes presently known and recently validly described anaerobic alkalithermophilic bacteria (pHopt55C > 8.5; Topt > 55°C) and alkalitolerant thermophiles (pHopt55C < 8.5 but pHmax55C above 9.0). Some of these are widely distributed, but others have been isolated (thus… CONTINUE READING
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