Turkish Journal of BiologyAlkaliphilic Micro-organisms and Habitats
Kafkas University, Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Biology, Kars - TURKEY
Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Biology, Kahramanmaraş - TURKEY
Abstract: Alkaline environments are typical extreme environments which include naturally occurring soda lakes, deserts, soils and artificially occurring industrial-derived waters. Micro-organisms that occupy extreme pH environments have resulted in the definition of an unusual group, termed alkaliphiles. In this review, the current status of the biodiversity of alkaliphilic micro-organisms in various environments and aspects of their biotechnological potential are summarised briefly.
Key Words: Alkaliphiles, extreme environments, soda lakes, extremophiles, microbial ecology
Turk. J. Biol., 26, (2002), 181-191.
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