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Title: Microorganism response to stressed terrestrial environments: a Raman spectroscopic perspective of extremophilic life strategies
Authors: Jorge-Villar, Susana E.
Edwards, Howell G. M.
Keywords: Raman spectroscopy;Extremophile;Bio-strategy;Geo-strategy;Microorganism
Issue Date: Mar-2013
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Life, 2013, 3, 276-294
Abstract: Raman spectroscopy is a valuable analytical technique for the identification of biomolecules and minerals in natural samples, which involves little or minimal sample manipulation. In this paper, we evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of this technique applied to the study of extremophiles. Furthermore, we provide a review of the results published, up to the present point in time, of the bio- and geo-strategies adopted by different types of extremophile colonies of microorganisms. We also show the characteristic Raman signatures for the identification of pigments and minerals, which appear in those complex samples.
ISSN: 2075-1729
DOI: 10.3390/life3010276
Type: Article
Appears in Collections:Geocronología y Geología

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