Biotechnological potential and conservatory of extremophiles
from climatically wide ranged developing countries: Lesson from Pakistan.
Who's to say that the creatures we call extremophiles
love the extreme or merely that they've found a way to make a home there in the dark?
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For example, extremophiles
are organisms that exist in high temperatures, high acidity, extreme cold, extreme pressure and extreme salt and so on.
Brown's interest came after researching extremophiles
, which are microbes that live in extreme environments, for an art project.
Since the time of their discovery, extremophiles
have provided an interesting and challenging platform for researchers.
contain reaction-driving proteins called enzymes unlike any found in less harrowing environs.
2002," 4th International Congress on Extremophiles
, 22-26 September 2002, Naples, Italy.
Although people don't find Yellowstone's hot springs comfy, extremophiles
(microorganisms that thrive in extreme conditions) do.
Halophiles are group of extremophiles
that can not only grow in saline conditions but requires salinity for their growth.
Tremendously robust, extremophiles
are also found in hot springs, and very acidic and alkaline lakes - places inhospitable to most biological cells.