"...any scientist working on any aspect of extremophiles will need a copy of this book." (Chemtracts - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Vol. 12, Number 10)
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This text is the only up-to-date study of extremophiles, microorganisms that thrive in extreme and inhospitable conditions (e.g. volcanoes, artic and nuclear reactors). Provides a detailed overview of the different groups of extrempohiles, their ecologies and the physicologies (genes) that have enabled them to survive under these conditions. Also includes a look at the use of extremophiles in biotechnological applications and their possible exploitation by this industry.