By Helga Stan-Lotter, Sergiu Fendrihan

This completely up-to-date moment version offers an summary at the biology, ecology and biodiversity of extremophiles. strange and no more explored ecosystems inhabited through extremophiles corresponding to marine hypersaline deeps, severe chilly, desolate tract sands, and man-made fresh rooms for spacecraft meeting are provided. an extra concentration is wear the position of those hugely really good microorganism in utilized study fields, starting from biotechnology and nanotechnology to astrobiology. Examples corresponding to novel psychrophilic enzymes, compounds from halophiles, and detection ideas for strength extraterrestrial existence varieties are mentioned in detail.
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Firstly, researchers concentrated on the cultivation of microorganisms usually found in the brine-seawater interface, an environment less harsh than the brine where the majority of phylogenetic and metabolic biodiversity occurs (Fiala et al. 1990; Huber and Stetter 2001; Antunes et al. 2011). , brine body, brine-seawater interface, deep seawater) or comparing geochemically different DHABs (Siam et al. 2012; Guan et al. 2015; Ngugi et al. 2015). The majority of these studies concentrated on few brines pools, including Atlantis II Deep, Discovery, Kebrit, Nereus, and Erba.

2011; Ngugi et al. 2015; Guan et al. 2015), have historically been studied more extensively, compared to the ones identified and described in other locations. Another geographic area characterized by a high density of hypersaline bodies (such as brine pools, mud volcanos, and cold seeps) is the continental slope of the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) (Fig. 2b). ” For a description of the events and mechanisms leading to this extensive seepage area and of the megafauna associated to different hypersaline bodies, refer to Cordes et al.

Overall, the prevalent protists retrieved in DHAB brines were alveolates, mainly dinoflagellates and ciliates, although molecular investigations also showed the presence of several other groups, namely, chlorophytes, jakobids, cryptophytes, haptophytes, radiolaria, and euglenozoans (Stoeck et al. 2014). Dinoflagellates and ciliates were the most abundant eukaryotes in the Discovery basin, followed by fungi. RNAbased studies showed that fungi are the most diverse eukaryotes in Thetis, where also ciliates and stramenopiles showed high taxonomic diversity (Edgcomb and Bernhard 2013).

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