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Other

Description:

This article introduces the reader to the diversity and significance of extremophiles. Descriptions are provided of the habitat and ecology of thermophiles, psychrophiles (cold lovers), acidophiles, alkaliphiles, and halophiles. The industrial and commercial applications of extremophiles, such as the use of thermophilic microbial enzymes in PCR technology, are also described. Finally, the article discusses the evolutionary significance of extremophiles and their role in the restructuring the evolutionary tree of life.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

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Keywords:

NSDL,PCR,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Microbiology,Mathematics,Metabolism,Graduate/Professional,NSDL_SetSpec_1030947,Acid/Base Reactions,Methods of Microbiology,Molecular Methods,Life Science,Marine,Higher Education,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Taq polymerase,Patterns,extremozymes,archaea,High School,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061121114228261T,Geoscience

Language:

English

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