Special Issue "Extremophiles 2.0"

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Microbiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Ricardo Amils

Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CSIC-UAM), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain
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Interests: molecular ecology of extreme environments, acidophiles, halophiles, subsurface geomicrobiology, astrobiology
Co-Guest Editor
Dr. Felipe Gómez

Centro de Astrobiologia (INTA-CSIC), Torrejon de Ardoz, Madrid 28850 Spain
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Interests: Astrobiology, Mars, Habitability, Anaerobes, Martian Life

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The exploration of extreme environments has led to the discovery of numerous habitats that were considered uninhabitable until recently. Subsequently, interest in the ecology of extreme environments has grown exponentially for different reasons, some of which are fundamental and related with the search for the limits of life, and some of which are more pragmatic and focused on the biotechnological potential of extremophiles. Extremophiles had also played a fundamental role in the development of astrobiology. As stated by the NASA Astrobiology Roadmap, one of the main goals is the characterization of extreme habitats, of the organisms developing on them, and of the mechanisms used to deal with the extreme conditions of the environment, so as to evaluate the possible existence of extraterrestrial life. In this Special Issue of Microorganisms, we invite you to send contributions concerning any aspect related with extremophiles, from the microbial ecology of diverse extreme environments, to the physiology and molecular biology of extremophiles from the three domains, and from the fundamental to the applied aspects of extreme microorganisms.

Dr. Ricardo Amils
Dr. Felipe Gómez
Guest Editors

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  • thermophiles
  • psicrophiles
  • barophiles
  • halophiles
  • acidophiles
  • alkalophiles
  • chaotrophiles
  • radiation resistant
  • bacteria
  • archaea
  • eukaryotes
  • microbial ecology
  • phylogeny
  • physiology
  • mechanisms
  • biotechnology
  • astrobiology

Published Papers

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