Special Issue "Extremophiles and Extreme Environments"

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A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Life Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Pabulo Henrique Rampelotto
Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research, Federal University of Pampa, Antônio Trilha Avenue, P.O.Box 1847, 97300-000, São Gabriel–RS, Brazil
Website: https://lifeboat.com/ex/bios.pabulo.henrique.rampelotto
E-Mail: p.rampelotto@mail.ufsm.br
Interests: origins of life; extremophiles; astrobiology; metagenomics; next generation sequencing; molecular biology and biochemistry of microorganisms; biotechnology; and space science (Solar System exploration)

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Dear Colleagues,

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?”. The mechanisms by which different microorganisms adapt to extreme environments provide a unique perspective on the fundamental characteristics of biological processes present in most species. Extremophiles are also critical for evolutionary studies related to the origins of life, since they form a cluster on the base of the tree of life.  Furthermore, the application of extremophiles in industrial processes has opened a new era in biotechnology. The study of extreme environments has become a key area of research for astrobiology. Extremophiles may help us understand what form life takes on other planetary bodies in our own solar system and beyond. 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 covers all aspects of life in extreme environments. The submission of scientific perspectives, comprehensive reviews or research articles is most welcome.

Prof. Pabulo Henrique Rampelotto
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • astrobiology
  • biochemistry and molecular biology
  • biodiversity and ecology
  • biotechnology
  • extraterrestrial analogues
  • extreme environments
  • extremophiles
  • genetics, genomics and proteomics
  • origin of life
  • phylogeny and evolution
  • physiology and metabolism

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Life 2014, 4(1), 77-104; doi:10.3390/life4010077
Received: 3 June 2013; in revised form: 10 January 2014 / Accepted: 26 January 2014 / Published: 26 February 2014
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Life 2013, 3(3), 482-485; doi:10.3390/life3030482
Received: 2 August 2013; Accepted: 5 August 2013 / Published: 7 August 2013
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Life 2013, 3(3), 375-385; doi:10.3390/life3030375
Received: 15 April 2013; in revised form: 26 June 2013 / Accepted: 27 June 2013 / Published: 5 July 2013
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Life 2013, 3(3), 363-374; doi:10.3390/life3030363
Received: 12 March 2013; in revised form: 7 June 2013 / Accepted: 17 June 2013 / Published: 4 July 2013
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Life 2013, 3(2), 346-362; doi:10.3390/life3020346
Received: 4 March 2013; in revised form: 2 April 2013 / Accepted: 2 April 2013 / Published: 22 May 2013
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Life 2013, 3(2), 308-320; doi:10.3390/life3020308
Received: 7 February 2013; in revised form: 11 April 2013 / Accepted: 15 April 2013 / Published: 25 April 2013
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Life 2013, 3(2), 295-307; doi:10.3390/life3020295
Received: 14 February 2013; in revised form: 13 March 2013 / Accepted: 13 March 2013 / Published: 26 March 2013
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Life 2013, 3(1), 276-294; doi:10.3390/life3010276
Received: 4 December 2012; in revised form: 30 January 2013 / Accepted: 17 February 2013 / Published: 13 March 2013
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Life 2013, 3(1), 260-275; doi:10.3390/life3010260
Received: 7 December 2012; in revised form: 18 January 2013 / Accepted: 22 February 2013 / Published: 5 March 2013
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Life 2013, 3(1), 244-259; doi:10.3390/life3010244
Received: 1 January 2013; in revised form: 7 February 2013 / Accepted: 14 February 2013 / Published: 28 February 2013
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Life 2013, 3(1), 234-243; doi:10.3390/life3010234
Received: 11 December 2012; in revised form: 2 February 2013 / Accepted: 5 February 2013 / Published: 27 February 2013
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Life 2013, 3(1), 211-233; doi:10.3390/life3010211
Received: 10 December 2012; in revised form: 23 January 2013 / Accepted: 5 February 2013 / Published: 25 February 2013
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Life 2013, 3(1), 189-210; doi:10.3390/life3010189
Received: 29 November 2012; in revised form: 22 January 2013 / Accepted: 23 January 2013 / Published: 7 February 2013
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Life 2013, 3(1), 181-188; doi:10.3390/life3010181
Received: 9 November 2012; in revised form: 28 January 2013 / Accepted: 5 February 2013 / Published: 6 February 2013
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Life 2013, 3(1), 161-180; doi:10.3390/life3010161
Received: 10 December 2012; in revised form: 28 January 2013 / Accepted: 28 January 2013 / Published: 6 February 2013
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Life 2013, 3(1), 149-160; doi:10.3390/life3010149
Received: 16 November 2012; in revised form: 11 January 2013 / Accepted: 29 January 2013 / Published: 5 February 2013
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Life 2013, 3(1), 131-148; doi:10.3390/life3010131
Received: 10 December 2012; in revised form: 21 January 2013 / Accepted: 22 January 2013 / Published: 29 January 2013
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Life 2013, 3(1), 118-130; doi:10.3390/life3010118
Received: 15 December 2012; in revised form: 18 January 2013 / Accepted: 21 January 2013 / Published: 24 January 2013
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Life 2013, 3(1), 86-117; doi:10.3390/life3010086
Received: 29 November 2012; in revised form: 9 January 2013 / Accepted: 9 January 2013 / Published: 24 January 2013
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Life 2013, 3(1), 52-85; doi:10.3390/life3010052
Received: 5 December 2012; in revised form: 6 January 2013 / Accepted: 7 January 2013 / Published: 17 January 2013
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Life 2013, 3(1), 38-51; doi:10.3390/life3010038
Received: 23 November 2012; in revised form: 24 December 2012 / Accepted: 25 December 2012 / Published: 10 January 2013
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Life 2013, 3(1), 1-20; doi:10.3390/life3010001
Received: 29 November 2012; in revised form: 16 December 2012 / Accepted: 17 December 2012 / Published: 27 December 2012
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Life 2012, 2(4), 364-376; doi:10.3390/life2040364
Received: 24 October 2012; in revised form: 8 November 2012 / Accepted: 26 November 2012 / Published: 7 December 2012
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Life 2012, 2(3), 229-242; doi:10.3390/life2030229
Received: 4 July 2012; in revised form: 14 August 2012 / Accepted: 17 August 2012 / Published: 23 August 2012
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