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Algae and Cyanobacteria in Extreme Environments

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Algae and Cyanobacteria in Extreme Environments

Algae and Cyanobacteria in Extreme Environments (Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology) by Joseph Seckbach
English | Nov. 14, 2007 | ISBN: 1402061110 | 786 Pages | PDF | 11 MB

This collection of essays is devoted to algae that are unexpectedly found in harsh habitats. The authors explain how these algae thrive in various temperature ranges, extreme pH values, salt solutions, UV radiation, dryness, heavy metals, anaerobic niches, various levels of illumination, and hydrostatic pressure. Not only do the essays provide clues about life on the edges of the Earth, but possibly elsewhere in the universe as well.