Thermophilic and halophilic extremophiles

Michael T. Madigan*, Aharon Oren

*Corresponding author for this work

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The microbiology of extremely hot or saline habitats is a fast moving field with many new successes in the enrichment and isolation of new organisms and in an understanding of molecular factors that impart stability on thermostable and halophilic biomolecules. The results of these studies have shed new light on our understanding of prokaryotic diversity and structural biochemistry.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)265-269
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Microbiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1999


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