Special Issue: Diversity of Extremophiles in Time and Space
Puente Sánchez, Fernando
Chavarría Vargas, Max
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Extreme environments are fascinating ecosystems that have allowed us to increase our knowledge about the evolutionary processes of life , develop new biotechnological applications (e.g., industrial applications of lipases , and thermostable DNA Polymerases in PCR tests ) and establish some fundamental concepts about the origins of life and the search for life in the Universe . Despite the fact that research on the living beings that inhabit these extreme environments (i.e., extremophiles) began more than five decades ago with the pioneering works of Thomas D. Brock , nowadays, we still have a lot to learn about microbial diversity, and especially about the metabolism and biochemistry of these microorganisms; therefore, the study of extremophiles, extremozymes and their biotechnological potential remains a hot topic.
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