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Extremophiles and Extreme Environments
Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research, Federal University of Pampa, Antônio Trilha Avenue, P.O.Box 1847, 97300-000, São Gabriel–RS, Brazil
Received: 2 August 2013; Accepted: 5 August 2013 / Published: 7 August 2013
Abstract: Over the last decades, the study of extremophiles has providing ground breaking discoveries that challenge the paradigms of modern biology and make us rethink intriguing questions such as "what is life?", "what are the limits of life?", and "what are the fundamental features of life?". These findings and possibilities have made the study of life in extreme environments one of the most exciting areas of research in recent decades. However, despite the latest advances we are just in the beginning of exploring and characterizing the world of extremophiles. This special issue discusses several aspects of these fascinating organisms, exploring their habitats, biodiversity, ecology, evolution, genetics, biochemistry, and biotechnological applications in a collection of exciting reviews and original articles written by leading experts and research groups in the field.
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Rampelotto, P.H. Extremophiles and Extreme Environments. Life 2013, 3, 482-485.
Rampelotto PH. Extremophiles and Extreme Environments. Life. 2013; 3(3):482-485.
Rampelotto, Pabulo H. 2013. "Extremophiles and Extreme Environments." Life 3, no. 3: 482-485.