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bacteria for extreme environments

aka: Extremeophiles, Extremophiles

(macro/micro)bacterias and microorganisms noted for their ability to live in otherwise extreme environments. acidophilic, alkaliphilic, thermophilic, hyperthermophilic, toxitolerant etc+

taxonomy; Archaea (Archaebacteria) Primitive extremophilic prokaryotes

Wikipedia article → Extremophile

notes to follow up

Judy Wall, Desulfovibrio desulfuricans, environmental biochemistry see:

Deinococcus radiodurans

“Geobacter are best known as iron-eaters, but in 1991 team member Derek Lovley, also at Amherst, proved that the bugs could metabolize uranium in the laboratory”

Anderson, R. T. et al. Stimulating the in situ activity of Geobacter species to remove uranium from the groundwater of a uranium-contaminated aquifer.. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 69, 5884 - 5891, doi:10.1128/AEM.69.10.5884-5891.2003 (2003)

Lovley, D. R., Phillips, E. J. P., Gorby, Y. A. & Landa, E. R. Microbial reduction of uranium. Nature, 350, 413 - 416, doi:10.1038/350413a0 (1991).

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