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Title Adaptation to life at high salt concentrations in archaea, bacteria, and eukarya / edited by Nina Gunde-Cimerman, Aharon Oren and Ana Plemenitaš.
Imprint Dordrecht, the Netherlands : Springer, ©2005.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 576 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Series Cellular origin, life in extreme habitats and astrobiology ; v. 9
Cellular origin and life in extreme habitats and astrobiology ; v. 9.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Subject Archaebacteria -- Effect of salt on.
Bacteria -- Effect of salt on.
Eukaryotic cells -- Effect of salt on.
Extreme environments -- Microbiology.
Water Microbiology.
Adaptation, Physiological.
Sodium Chloride.
Contents Microbial diversity of Great Salt Lake / Bonnie K. Baxter [and others] -- Microbial communities in the Dead Sea : past, present and future / Aharon Oren [and others] -- Microscopic examination of microbial communities along a salinity gradient in saltern evaportation ponds : a 'halophilic safari' / Ahron Oren -- The microbial diversity of a solar saltern on San Francisco Bay / Carol D. Litchfield, Masoumeh Sikaroodi and Patrick M. Gillivet -- Diversity of microbial communities : the case of solar saltern / Carlos Pedros-Alio -- Isolation of viable haloarchaea from ancient salt deposits and application of fluorescent stains for in situ detection of halophiles in hypersaline environmental samples and model fluid inclusions / Stafan Leuko [and others] -- Hydrocarbon degradation under hypersaline conditions. Some facts, some experiments and many open questions / Heiko Patzelt -- The relevance of halophiles and other extremophiles to Martian and extraterrestrial environments / Joseph Seckbach -- Halophiles : a terrestrial analog for life in brines on Mars -- Halophiles on Mars / Rocco L. Mancinelli -- Comparative genomic survey of information transfer systems in two diverse extremely halophilic archaea, halobacterium sp. strain NRC-1 and haloarcula marismortui / Brian R. Berquist, Jeetendra Soneja and Shiladitya DasSarma -- Walsby's square archaeon : it's hip to be square but even more hip to be culturable / Henk Bolhuis -- Gene regulation and the initiation of translation in halophilic archaea / Felicitas Pfeifer [and others] -- Protein translation, targeting and translocation in Haloferax volcanii / Jerry Eichler [and others] -- Enzymes of halophilic archaea : recent findings on ureases and nucleoside diphosphate kinases / Toru Mizuki [and others] -- Osmoadaptation in methanogenic archaea : recent insights from a genomic perspective / Katharina Pfluger, Heidi Wieland and Volker Muller -- Salinibacter ruber: genomics and biogeography / Josefa Anton [and others] -- What we can deduce about metabolism in the moderate halophile Chromohalobacter salexigens from its genomic sequence / Laszlo N. Csonka [and others] -- K+ transport and its role for osmoregulation in a halophilic member of the bacteria domain : characterization of the K+ uptake systems from halomonas elongata / Hans-Jorg Kunte -- The chloride regulon of halobacillus halophilus : a novel regulatory network for salt perception and signal transduction in bactera / Volker Muller and Stephan H. Saum -- Biosynthesis of the compatible solute mannosylglycerate from hyperthermophiles to mesophiles : genes, enzymes and evolutionary perspective / Milton S. da Costa and Nuno Empadinhas -- Genes and enzymes of ectoine biosynthesis in the haloalkaliphilic obligate methanotroph "methylomicrobium alcaliphilum 20Z" / Alexander S. Reshetnikov [and others] -- Halophilic archaea and bacteria as a source of extracellular hydrolytic enzymes / Antonio Ventosa [and others] -- Biopolyester production : halophilic microoganisms as an attractive source / Jorge Quillaguaman, Bo Mattiasson and Rajni Hatti-Kaul -- Relation of halotolerance to human pathogenicity in the fungal tree of life : an overview of ecology and evolution under stress / G. Sybren de Hoog [and others] -- Halotolerant and halophilic fungi from coastal environments in the arctics / Nina Gunde-Cimerman [and others] -- Halotolerant and halophilic fungi and their extrolite production / Jens C. Frisvad -- Introducing Debaryomyces hansenii, a salt-loving yeast / Jose Ramos -- Cellular responses in the halophilic black yeat Hortaea werneckii to high environmental salinity / Ana Plemenitas and Nina Gunde-Cimerman -- Halotolerance and lichen symbioses / Martin Grube and Juliane Blaha -- A century of Dunaliella research: 1905-2005 / Aharon Oren -- Molecular determinants of protein halotolerance : structural and functional studies of the extremely salt tolerant carbonic anhydrases from Dunaliella salina / Lakshmane Premkumar [and others] -- Heterotrophic protozoa from hypersaline environments / Gwen Hauer and Andrew Rogerson -- Heterotrophic flagellates in hypersaline waters / Byung C. Cho -- Haloviruses and their host / Mike L. Dyall-Smith [and others].
Summary Salt is an essential requirement of life. Already from ancient times (e. g., see the books of the Bible) its importance in human life has been known. For example, salt symbolizes destruction (as in Sodom and Gomorra), but on the other hand it has been an ingredient of every sacrifice during the Holy Temple periods. Microbial life in concentrated salt solutions has fascinated scientists since its discovery. Recently there have been several international meetings and books devoted entirely to halophiles. This book includes the proceedings of the "Halophiles 2004" conference held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in September 2004 (www. u- lj. si/̃bfbhaloph/index. html). This meeting was attended by 120 participants from 25 countries. The editors have selected presentations given at the meeting for this volume, and have also invited a number of contributions from experts who had not been present in Ljubljana. This book complements "Halophilic Microorganisms", edited by A. Ventosa and published by Springer-Verlag (2004), "Halophilic Microorganism and their Environments" by A. Oren (2002), published by Kluwer Academic Publishers as volume 5 of "Cellular Origins, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology" (COLE), and "Microbiology and Biogeochemistry of Hypersaline Environments" edited by A. Oren, and published by CRC Press, Boca Raton (1999). Salt-loving (halophilic) microorganisms grow in salt solutions above seawater salinity (̃3. 5% salt) up to saturation ranges (i. e., around 35% salt). High concentrations of salt occur in natural environments (e. g.
Other Author Gunde-Cimerman, Nina.
Oren, Aharon, 1952-
Plemenitaš, Ana.
Other Title Springer e-books
Print version: Adaptation to life at high salt concentrations in archaea, bacteria, and eukarya. Dordrecht, the Netherlands : Springer, ©2005 1402036329 9781402036323