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: http://www.biochem.missouri.edu/wall-article.html

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” http://www.nature.com/nsu/031006/031006-16.html

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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