About the book
Acidophiles are microorganisms thrive in acidic conditions (pH 3.0 and below), and distributed in three domains of Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya. Acidophiles attract the basic research and have various applications for their peculiar physiology and functions. This book deals with various areas of Acidophiles of Bacteria and Archaea from basic knowledge and researches to applications. It has V parts. Part I. Energy metabolism and regulation mechanisms. This part mainly deals with the sulfur and iron metabolisms of Acidobacillus and sulfur metabolism of Archaea as well as the metabolic regulations. Part II. Synthetic metabolism and regulation mechanisms. This part deals with the cell synthesis especially the carbon fixation pathway and regulations of the autrophism of the Bacteria and Archaea. Part III. Mechanisms for adaptations to the environments. This part deals with the cell adaptation mechanisms to low pH, high temperature, high heavy metal concentrations etc. Part IV. Community dynamics and microbiome research. This part deals with the community dynamic changes with the changes of the environmental conditions revealed by microbiome methods. Part V. Applications and prospects. This part deals with the applications of Acidophiles in biomining, environmental protection, synthetic biology etc. and the prospects in future.