Ecology of Hypersaline Microorganisms

  title={Ecology of Hypersaline Microorganisms},
  author={Savita Kerkar},
The oceans are the largest bodies of saline water with average salinities ranging from 32-35 psu. Hypersaline environments, with salinities far more than the normal seawater salinities, generally originate as a result of evaporation of seawater. Such environments are inhabited by halophiles, the salt loving organisms. Halophiles are distributed in hypersaline environments all over the world, mainly in natural hypersaline brines in arid, coastal and deep sea locations as well as in artificial… CONTINUE READING

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