By Koki Horikoshi, Garabed Antranikian, Alan T. Bull, Frank T. Robb, Karl O. Stetter
The Extremophiles Handbook brings jointly the quickly turning out to be and sometimes scattered details on microbial existence within the entire diversity of utmost environments. This publication should be an invaluable reference for locating clues to the beginning of lifestyles and for exploring the biotechnology strength of those interesting organisms.
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There is also an unquantified contribution to primary productivity made by anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria of the genus Ectothiorhodospira (Grant 1992) also seen in other geographical areas (Imhoff et al. 1979; Kompantseva et al. 2005), such as the Transbaikal region and the Wadi al Natrun lakes in Egypt. Rhodobaca spp. (Boldareva et al. 2008) and Rubribacterium sp. (Boldareva et al. 2009) have also been recorded. It is probable that hypersaline lakes during periods of dilution in any rainy season contain related cyanobacteria and similar anoxygenic phototrophs that may be responsible for primary productivity (Grant 2004).
Neutral lakes develop where Ca2+ and Mg2+ levels are high. High Mg2+ lakes are more acidic due to reactions involving sepiolite precipitation lakes have to be of necessity alkali-loving or at least alkali-tolerant. The term ‘‘alkaliphile’’ is usually reserved for microorganisms growing optimally or very well at pH values above 9, often with pH optima for growth around 10, showing little, or no growth, at near neutral pH values. ’’ Soda Lake Chemoorganotrophs Soda lakes have high levels of organic matter that supports dense populations of organotrophic prokaryotes.
Distribution and Diversity of Soda Lake Alkaliphiles a new member of the genus Dietzia isolated from an East African soda lake. Extremophiles 2:359–366 Elazari-Volcani B (1957) Genus XII. Halobacterium. In: Breed RS, Murray EGD, Smith NR (eds) Bergey’s manual of determinative bacteriology, 7th edn. Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, pp 207–212 Elevi Bardavid R, Khristo P, Oren A (2008) Interrelationships between Dunaliella and halophilic prokaryotes in saltern crystalliser ponds. Extremophiles 12:5–14 Elevi-Bardavid R, Mana L, Oren O (2007) Haloplanus natans gen.