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Sudha , A and Wilson Peter, A and Sabu, Thomas (2012) Psychrophiles- A plethora od perspectives. Bacterial Biochemistry and Biotechnology. pp. 158-167. ISSN 978-3-8473-7867-9

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Abstract

Though a great portion of the earth is cold.it is surprising to note that much more attention has been given to thermophiles and mesophiles than to psychrophiles though studies on the latter have been on the rise in the past few years. The chapter presents the scope of studying psychrophiles from different standpoints beginning with the thermodynamics of the psychrophiles which is unique to these organisms. When we suspect a low reaction rate in them what actually happens in the other way round. There are reports of psychrophillic enzymes showing 10 times higher reaction rates than their mesophilic homologues. Enzymes produced by them are also very interesting. They have plenty of applications in the detergent industry, food industry, pharmaceutical industry and molecular biology processes. The molecular biology of how they adapt themselves to such extreme enviornments is being studied intently nowadays.Psychrophilic expression systems are recombinant protein expression systems that have the ability to deliver proteins in their native conformation. The ecology of the areas inhabited by psychrophiles, how and from where these microbes would have evolved are intreseting and intriguing question to ask. Psychrophiles as model organism for exobiological studies is anthoer exciting area of study. A part of the enzyme profiling, antibiotic resistance nature and molecular characterization works carried out in the lab on psychrophilic bacterial strains isolated from the Arctic, are also discussed in the chapter.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mycobacterium Research
Depositing User: Rgcb Library
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2019 08:47
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2019 05:23
URI: http://rgcb.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/818

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