Reference : Psychrophilic enzymes: Hot topics in cold adaptation
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Biochemistry, biophysics & molecular biology
Psychrophilic enzymes: Hot topics in cold adaptation
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) >]
Nature Reviews Microbiology
Nature Publishing Group
Yes (verified by ORBi)
[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.

File(s) associated to this reference

Fulltext file(s):

Restricted access
NatRevMicro_2003.pdfPublisher postprint233.17 kBRequest copy

Bookmark and Share SFX Query

All documents in ORBi are protected by a user license.