Life at high salt concentrations

Aharon Oren*

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A great diversity of prokaryotes, Bacteria as well as Archaea, can be found in saline and hypersaline environments. These microorganisms are adapted to life at high salt concentrations and to the high osmotic pressure of their environment. Halophilic prokaryotes are highly diverse not only with respect to their phylogenetic affiliation and metabolic properties but also with respect to the mechanisms they have developed to cope with salt and osmotic stress.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationThe Prokaryotes
Subtitle of host publicationProkaryotic Communities and Ecophysiology
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783642301230
ISBN (Print)3642301223, 9783642301223
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2013

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