Microbial Extremophiles at the Limits of Life

  title={Microbial Extremophiles at the Limits of Life},
  author={E. Pikuta and R. Hoover and Jane Tang},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Microbiology},
  pages={183 - 209}
  • E. Pikuta, R. Hoover, Jane Tang
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Critical Reviews in Microbiology
  • Prokaryotic extremophiles were the first representatives of life on Earth and they are responsible for the genesis of geological structures during the evolution and creation of all currently known ecosystems. Flexibility of the genome probably allowed life to adapt to a wide spectrum of extreme environments. As a result, modern prokaryotic diversity formed in a framework of physico-chemical factors, and it is composed of: thermophilic, psychrophilic, acidophilic, alkaliphilic, halophilic… CONTINUE READING

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