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New Biocatalysts, Novel Pharmaceuticals and Various Biotechnological Applications

Edited by Haitham Sghaier

National Center for Nuclear Sciences and Technology


Afef Najjari

University of Tunis El Manar

Besides the Introductory Chapter that gives a brief overview of archaeal applications, the present book contains four chapters. The first chapter, by Castro-Fernandez et al., provides an interesting depiction of the phylum Euryarchaeota and its biotechnological applications. The second chapter, by Ben Hania and coauthors, focuses on the promotion of the idea that some specific Archaea are potential next-generation probiotics. The third chapter, by Torregrosa-Crespo et al., emphasizes the main characteristics of biocompounds from haloarchaea and their potential uses in biomedicine, pharmacy, and industry. The concluding chapter, by Mizuno et al., proposes a plasmid curing approach for improving the potential of thermophiles in various biotechnological applications and opens new perspectives on industrial valorization.

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ArchaeaNew Biocatalysts, Novel Pharmaceuticals and Various Biotechnological ApplicationsEdited by Haitham Sghaier

Published: October 11th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/65163

ISBN: 978-953-51-3570-8

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3569-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4627-8

Copyright year: 2017

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10 Crossref Citations

12 Web of Science Citations

19 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: A Brief Overview of Archaeal Applications

By Haïtham Sghaier, Afef Najjari and Kais Ghedira


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2. Evolution, Metabolism and Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Extreme Adaptation of Euryarchaeota and Its Biotechnological Potential

By Victor Castro‐Fernandez, Ricardo Zamora, Alejandra Herrera‐ Morande, Gabriel Vallejos, Felipe Gonzalez‐Ordenes and Victoria Guixé


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3. Archaebiotics: Archaea as Pharmabiotics for Treating Chronic Disease in Humans?

By Wajdi Ben Hania, Nathalie Ballet, Pascal Vandeckerkove, Bernard Ollivier, Paul W. O’Toole and Jean-François Brugère


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4. Biocompounds from Haloarchaea and Their Uses in Biotechnology

By Javier Torregrosa-Crespo, Carmen Pire Galiana and Rosa María Martínez-Espinosa


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5. Plasmid Curing is a Promising Approach to Improve Thermophiles for Biotechnological Applications: Perspectives in Archaea

By Tatsuki Mizuno, Takashi Ohshiro and Hirokazu Suzuki


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