Eukaryotes in extreme environments

Dennis Goode GOODE at ZOOL.UMD.EDU
Wed Mar 8 11:49:22 EST 1995


 Dave Roberts <dmr at nhm.ac.uk> wrote on the
> Subject: Eukaryotes in extreme environments
> Date: 7 Mar 1995 09:07:23 -0000
> Message-ID: <3jh7ob$lrt at mserv1.dl.ac.uk>
> 
> Hi everybody,
> 
> I need some help with an additional lecture (1 hour) I have been
> asked to tack onto a course I teach on protistan diversity.
> 
> The topic is "survival strategy of eukaryotes in extreme
> environments".  Here I mean extreme in the sense usually used
> with the archae; physical parameters outside "normal", pH 5 - 8,
> temp 4-40, salinity 0-45 %., etc..
> 
> I have worked with a ciliate community growing happily at pH 10,
> (from an African soda lake), and I have heard that there is a
> red algae (also African) which grows above 60 C.  Can anyone help
> me out with some references or good places to search?  Good ideas
> of how to construct electronic literature searches would be
> particularly welcome.
> 
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> to members of both lists.
> 
> Thanks,    Dave
> -- 
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> 
Dave:

Two collections I have seen on the subject are:

Strategies of Microbial life in Extreme Environments,
M. Shilo, ed. A Dahlem Workshop report published by Verlag

and Conditions for Life, A. Gibor ed,
A Scientific American offprint collection.

-Dennis
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