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Halophilic anaerobic fermentative bacteria.
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PMID:  20804793     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In hypersaline environments bacteria are exposed to a high osmotic pressure caused by the surrounding high salt concentrations. Halophilic microorganisms have specific strategies for balancing the osmotic pressure and surviving in these extreme conditions. Halophilic fermentative bacteria form taxonomically and phylogenetically a coherent group mainly belonging to the order Halanaerobiales. In this review, halophilic anaerobic fermentative bacteria in terms of taxonomy and phylogeny, special characteristics, survival strategies, and potential for biotechnological applications in a wide variety of branches, such as production of hydrogen, are discussed.
Anniina T Kivistö; Matti T Karp
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of biotechnology     Volume:  152     ISSN:  1873-4863     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Biotechnol.     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411927     Medline TA:  J Biotechnol     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  114-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Tampere University of Technology, Department of Chemistry and Bioengineering, Tampere, Finland.
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