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 language||American English|
|Title of host publication||The Prokaryotes|
|Subtitle of host publication||Prokaryotic Communities and Ecophysiology|
|Publisher||Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||20|
|ISBN (Print)||3642301223, 9783642301223|
|State||Published - 1 Apr 2013|
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