Special Issue "Extremophilic Archaea"
A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Prof. Dr. Yoshizumi Ishino
The domain Archaea—often referred to as the third domain of life—encompasses a number of extremophilic lineages adapted to life under harsh conditions (e.g. high temperature, extreme acidity, and high salt concentrations), which have extended the borderline for the existence of life as we know it. These organisms have served as important experimental models for revealing mechanisms for molecular and physiological adaptations to extreme physical and chemical conditions, and have provided numerous opportunities for novel biotechnological developments. Through their sharing of many molecular characteristics with higher organisms, Archaea has also served as a simplified model for cellular processes in eukaryotes. Further, as a deep-branching lineage, Archaea has provided better insight into early evolution and the origin of eukaryotic cells. In this special issue, recent advances in our understanding of the fundamental biology of extremophilic Archaea and their biotechnological applications are presented in the form of original research papers and reviews.
Prof. Dr. Nils-Kåre Birkeland
Prof. Dr. Yoshizumi Ishino
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- thermostable enzymes
- genome maintenance
- DNA replication
- cell-cycle control
- archaeal viruses