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Thermophilic Anaerobes Phylogeny, Physiology and Biotechnological Applications

Thermophilic Anaerobes [electronic resource] : Phylogeny, Physiology and Biotechnological Applications / edited by Sean Michael Scully, Johann Orlygsson.
1st ed. 2023.
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2023.
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1 online resource (VI, 244 p.) 36 illus., 27 illus. in color.
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Hot environments are diverse environments that habor a wide variety of anaerobic microorganisms. Although the existence of thermophilic microorganisms has been known for over a century, it is only since the 1970s that warm environments inhabited by thermophiles have been studied in more detail. While aerobic thermophiles have received most of the interest, thermophilic anaerobes have received less attention. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamental aspects of thermophilic anaerobes, from their environments to their applications in biotechnology. The book is divided into three parts: 1) a general overview of thermophilic anaerobes, their history, environments, and phylogenetic relationships, 2) physiological aspects of thermophilic anaerobes and their mechanisms of thermal adaptation, and 3) the biotechnological applications of thermophiles for the production of biofuels and other chemical building blocks as well as their applications in specific industries. This comprehensive and up-to-date book, Thermophilic anaerobes - Phylogeny, Physiology and Biotechnological Applications, is a valuable resource for experienced researchers and early career scientists alike who want to learn more about this exciting and developing field.
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Emerging Issues and Trends,
Emerging Issues and Trends,
Part I: General topics
Geothermal habitats and adaptations of thermophilic microbes
Diversity of thermophilic prokaryotes
Molecular basis for thermostability
Cultivation techniques and molecular methods of identification of thermophilic, anaerobic bacteria
Part II: Biochemistry and Physiology of thermophiles
Physiology of chemoheterotrophic thermoanaerobes
Part III: Biotechnological Applications
Thermostable enzymes and their applications
Production of biofuels by thermoanaerobic bacteria
Production of fine chemicals by thermophilic, anaerobic bacteria
Part IV: Future aspects
Potential of anaerobic thermophiles and future prospects.
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