Reference : Psychrophilic enzymes: Hot topics in cold adaptation
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Biochemistry, biophysics & molecular biology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/15751
Psychrophilic enzymes: Hot topics in cold adaptation
English
Feller, Georges mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la vie > Labo de biochimie >]
Gerday, Charles mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Services généraux (Faculté des sciences) > Relations académiques et scientifiques (Sciences) >]
Dec-2003
Nature Reviews Microbiology
Nature Publishing Group
1
3
200-208
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1740-1526
London
[en] More than three-quarters of the Earth's surface is occupied by cold ecosystems, including the ocean depths, and polar and alpine regions. These permanently cold environments have been successfully colonized by a class of extremophilic microorganisms that are known as psychrophiles (which literally means cold-loving). The ability to thrive at temperatures that are close to, or below, the freezing point of water requires a vast array of adaptations to maintain the metabolic rates and sustained growth compatible with life in these severe environmental conditions.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/15751

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