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Title Thermophilic Microorganisms / edited by Fu-Li Li.
Imprint Norfolk, UK : Caister Academic Press, [2015]


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Subject Thermophilic microorganisms.
Microbiological Phenomena.
Hot Temperature.
Bacterial Physiological Phenomena -- genetics.
Archaea -- physiology.
Archaea -- genetics.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Contributors; Current Books of Interest; Preface; 1. Ecology and Genetics of Deep-sea Thermophiles; Introduction: hydrothermal vent and the microbial ecology therein; Genetic tools on hyperthermophiles; 2. Diversity of Thermophilic Microorganisms and Their Roles in the Carbon Cycle; Introduction; Marine thermophiles in high-temperature habitats; Marine thermophiles in low-temperature habitats; Untapped thermophiles in coastal sediments; Diversity and enzymology of thermophilic cellulolytic microorganisms; Adaptive mechanisms of thermophiles.
3. Biochemical Properties and Applications of Heat-active BiocatalystsIntroduction; Starch-degrading enzymes; Lipolytic enzymes; Proteolytic enzymes; Other industrial-relevant enzymes and their applications; Conclusions and future trends; 4. Lignocellulosic Biomass Deconstruction by the Extremely Thermophilic Genus Caldicellulosiruptor; Introduction; Carbohydrate active enzymes (CAZymes); Biomass deconstruction by cellulolytic microorganisms; Biomass degradation by the genus Caldicellulosiruptor; Conclusions; Future trends; 5. Cellulases from Thermophilic Fungi; Introduction.
Purification and characterization of new cellulases from thermophilic fungiCellulase genes from thermophilic fungi; Primary and three-dimensional (3-D) structures of cellulases from thermophilic fungi; Phylogenetic analysis of cellulases from thermophilic fungi; Molecular modification of cellulases from thermophilic fungi; Enhancement of cellulase activity by Auxiliary Activity Family 9 (AA9) enzymes from thermophilic fungi; Present gaps and future perspectives; Conclusions; 6. Alcohol Dehydrogenases and Their Physiological Functions in Hyperthermophiles; Introduction.
Principal procedures for the purification of ADHsBiophysical properties of thermostable ADHs; Biochemical and catalytic properties of thermostable ADH; Physiological functions of ADHs; Applications of ADHs in biotechnology; Conclusions and future perspectives; 7. Roles of Polyamines in Thermophiles; Polyamines; Thermophiles and unusual polyamines; Polyamine analysis using HPLC; Metabolic pathways of polyamines in T. thermophilus; Reverse genetics; Stability of nucleic acid at high temperatures; Protein synthesis in vitro; 8. DNA Replication in Thermophilic Microorganisms; Introduction.
Replication originHow do DnaA and Cdc6/Orc1 recognize oriC?; Replicative helicase complex; Recruitment of Mcm to the oriC region; GINS and Cdc6 as helicase enhancers; Primer synthesis; Nascent strand synthesis; Processive DNA synthesis; Okazaki fragment maturation; Summary and perspectives; 9. Metabolic Engineering of Thermophiles for Biofuel Production; Introduction; Metabolic engineering tools for thermophiles; Application of (engineered) thermophiles in biofuel production from lignocellulose; Conclusion; 10. Thermophilic Viruses and Their Association with Thermophiles; Introduction.
Summary Thermophilic microorganisms thrive in a variety of marine and terrestrial habitats. These organisms have evolved several biochemical and molecular strategies to counteract the deleterious effects of the high temperatures in their environments. Given that temperature is considered to be one of the most important physical factors controlling the adaptation and evolution of organisms, the remarkable ability of thermophilic microorganisms to thrive at high temperatures makes them an ideal model to study this phenomenon. Over the decades, these organisms and their enzyme systems have found applicat.
Other Author Li, Fu-Li, editor.
Other Title Print version: Li, Fu-Li. Thermophilic Microorganisms. Portland : Caister Academic Press, ©2015 9781910190135