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Publisher DOI: 10.3389/frym.2017.00001
Title: “Boiling water is not too hot for us!” : preferred living spaces of heat-loving microbes
Language: English
Authors: Elleuche, Skander 
Schröder, Carola 
Stahlberg, Nadine 
Antranikian, Garabed 
Keywords: microorganisms; hot springs; geysers; enzymes
Issue Date: 2-Feb-2017
Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Source: Frontiers for Young Minds 5 (): 01 (2017-02-02)
Abstract (english): 
Do you like to stay at the beach on a hot summer day? Sun bathing, chilling, and playing beach games? If it gets too hot, you can quickly cool off in the lukewarm ocean. Can you believe that there are living organisms on our planet that would still freeze on the hottest day of the year? These tiny creatures are called heat-loving microbes, and they do not grow at temperatures lower than 50°C, but they feel most comfortable in boiling water near volcanoes at the bottom of the ocean or in hot springs. Can you imagine that most of these hot places are not located in deserts, but on volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean and near the North Pole? And do you have an idea about the importance of such microbes for use in industry and in scientific laboratories?
DOI: 10.15480/882.4578
ISSN: 2296-6846
Journal: Frontiers for young minds 
Institute: Technische Mikrobiologie V-7 
Zentrum für Lehre und Lernen ZLL 
Document Type: Article
License: CC BY 4.0 (Attribution) CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
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