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Enzyme technology (Lecture #7 - Extremophile)

Enzyme technology (Lecture #7 - Extremophile)

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INDUSTRIAL & ENVIRONMENTALBIOTECHNOLOGYCourse # KIBGE-707
AFSHEEN AMAN, Ph.D.Assistant Professor Industrial Biotechnology SectionDr. A.Q. Khan Institute of Biotechnology & GeneticEngineering (KIBGE)University of Karachi
 
EXTREMOPHILES
Course # KIBGE-707
 
What
 
a
re Ex
t
remop
hil
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extremophile
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me
aning"
ex
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reme
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reek
 
 phili
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ove
") is an
or 
ganis
m
that th
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eve
n
m
ay
requ
i
re
 physically
or 
g
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ch
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ically
ex
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reme
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nditi
o
ns thata
re
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e
t
i
me
ntal t
o
th
e
 
m
aj
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ity
of 
li
fe
 
o
n Ea
th.
E
x
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reme
 
e
n
v
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nt
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nc
e
th
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h
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stil
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 t
o
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erm
it th
e
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urv
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al
of 
li
v
ing
or 
ganis
m
s, a
re
th
e
 nat
ur 
al habitat
of 
c
er 
tain
m
ic
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ganis
m
s
k
n
ow
n asµ
ex
t
remo
phil
e
s¶.
Th
e
 
m
ic
roor 
ganis
m
s that ha
ve
th
e
ability t
o
 
re
sist
or 
 
w
ithstand
ex
t
reme
 
e
n
v
i
ro
n
me
ntal c
o
nditi
o
ns.
1980s and 1990s, bi
o
l
o
gists
fou
nd that
m
ic
ro
bial li
fe
 has an a
m
azing
l
ex
ibility
for 
s
urv
i
v
ing in
ex
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reme
 
e
n
v
i
ro
n
me
nts

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