The Resource Extremophiles : Where It All Began, by Koki Horikoshi, (electronic resource)

Extremophiles : Where It All Began, by Koki Horikoshi, (electronic resource)

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Extremophiles : Where It All Began
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Extremophiles
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Where It All Began
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by Koki Horikoshi
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eng
Summary
Koki Horikoshi — discoverer of the alkaliphiles, microbes that thrive in alkaline environments — describes in his autobiography how the research on extremophiles started and developed. He is a pioneer in the study of these microorganisms that thrive in extreme conditions, and in his book he opens a new vista of the microbial world, pushing the field to expand from the surface of the Earth to the subsurface, to the deep sea and outer space. All major developments in extremophiles research are covered, stretching back to the historical use of microbes in mixed fermentation, indigo dyeing and the pasteurisation of sake. Events in Horikoshi’s life provide many valuable insights into the life of a budding scientist, inspired by the Renaissance culture of Florence that led him to the discovery of the alkaliphiles. Our daily lives have been greatly affected by Horikoshi’s research, such as the extensive screening he conducted for enzymes produced by alkaliphiles, now applied in many industries from biological laundry detergents to pharmaceutics. The book also reflects on numerous milestone events and people who contributed to the establishment of this field, including colleagues from all over the world. This book is a good read for all microbiologists, encouraging readers to reach out to new worlds and discoveries. It will be treasured by all those interested in a life of a real pioneer
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Horikoshi, Koki
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non fiction
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Extremophiles : Where It All Began, by Koki Horikoshi, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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Contents
1 Prologue -- 2 Earlier Microbiology -- 3 The University of Tokyo and Purdue University -- 4 Alkaliphiles -- 5 The Ingham Family and Biosciences -- 6 Superbugs project -- 7 Medal Lecture at the Royal Society -- 8 JAMSTEC Deep Star -- 9 Samples From 10,898 Meters Beneath the Pacific Ocean -- 10 His Majesty the Emperor and the Deep Sea -- 11 New Scientific Journal Extremophiles and the International Society of Extremophiles -- 12 My Lifelong Friend Hubert Gottschling -- 13 Epilogue
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unknown
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1st ed. 2016.
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XX, 172 p. 131 illus., 38 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9784431554080
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uncompressed
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computer
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  • c
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10.1007/978-4-431-55408-0
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-4-431-55408-0
Label
Extremophiles : Where It All Began, by Koki Horikoshi, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Prologue -- 2 Earlier Microbiology -- 3 The University of Tokyo and Purdue University -- 4 Alkaliphiles -- 5 The Ingham Family and Biosciences -- 6 Superbugs project -- 7 Medal Lecture at the Royal Society -- 8 JAMSTEC Deep Star -- 9 Samples From 10,898 Meters Beneath the Pacific Ocean -- 10 His Majesty the Emperor and the Deep Sea -- 11 New Scientific Journal Extremophiles and the International Society of Extremophiles -- 12 My Lifelong Friend Hubert Gottschling -- 13 Epilogue
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
XX, 172 p. 131 illus., 38 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9784431554080
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-4-431-55408-0
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-4-431-55408-0

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