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Fundamentals and Applications

Edited by Jianqiang Lin

Shandong University


Jianqun Lin

Shandong University

Lin-Xu Chen

Shandong University

Acidophiles are an important category of microorganisms defined by their ability to withstand and even grow in acidic environments. They are present in terrestrial and marine environments as well as the human body. The diversity, adaptation, and functions of these microorganisms can contribute to the development and application of new biotechnologies for resolving problems of resource exploitation, pollution, and human disease. This book presents breakthroughs and insights into the research on acidophiles. Chapters cover such topics as the two-component system (TCS) in the regulation of the sulfur metabolic process, adaptation mechanisms of acidophiles to low pH, regulation mechanisms and application strategy of quorum sensing in bioleaching bacteria, and Lactobacillus acidophilus and its potential role as a therapeutic for human bone disorders.

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AcidophilesFundamentals and ApplicationsEdited by Jianqiang Lin

Published: November 24th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.87574

ISBN: 978-1-83969-280-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-83969-279-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83969-281-9

Copyright year: 2021

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1. Introductory Chapter: The Important Physiological Characteristics and Industrial Applications of Acidophiles

By Linxu Chen, Jianqun Lin and Jianqiang Lin


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2. Two-Component Systems in the Regulation of Sulfur and Ferrous Iron Oxidation in Acidophilic Bacteria

By Lifeng Li and Zhaobao Wang


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3. Thriving at Low pH: Adaptation Mechanisms of Acidophiles

By Xianke Chen


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4. Quorum Sensing of Acidophiles: A Communication System in Microorganisms

By Xueyan Gao, Jianqiang Lin, Linxu Chen, Jianqun Lin and Xin Pang


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5. Acidithiobacillus Its Application in Biomining Using a Quorum Sensing Modulation Approach

By Juan Carlos Caicedo and Sonia Villamizar


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6. Immunomodulatory Potential of Lactobacillus acidophilus: Implications in Bone Health

By Asha Bhardwaj, Leena Sapra, Bhupendra Verma and Rupesh K. Srivastava


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