We are pleased to announce the release of the first book specialized in extremophiles from acidic econiches! The book “Acidophiles: Life in Extremely Acidic Environments“ was co-edited in by MELs PI and Dr. D. Barrie Johnson from Bangor University. It provides a comprehensive description of the different types of acidophilic microorganisms, the communities they form, and addresses fundamental questions on their adaption strategies to cope with these extreme environments. It also covers more applied aspects, like the technologies that are used to study them, and their uses in mining biotechnology and astrobiology.
Acidophiles are life-forms that grow preferentially in natural or man-made environments where the pH is well below seven. Together with other categories of extremophiles, they have greatly expanded our knowledge of the diversity of life, our understanding on how microorganisms can adapt to seemingly hostile situations, and provided scenarios for the possibility that life-forms may be found outside of our solar system.
Dr. Raquel Quatrini – Dr. D Barrie Johnson.
You can find more information directly from the publisher: Caister Academic Press, or if you are really into it, you can acquire your own copy of the book. You have the choice to order a paperback or an ebook version.