Cold stress response in Archaea Cavicchioli, Ricardo en_US Thomas, Torsten en_US Curmi, Paul en_US 2021-11-25T13:24:58Z 2021-11-25T13:24:58Z 2000 en_US
dc.description.abstract We live on a cold planet where more than 80% of the biosphere is permanently below 5°C, and yet comparatively little is known about the genetics and physiology of the microorganisms inhabiting these environments. Based on molecular probe and sequencing studies, it is clear that Archaea are numerically abundant in diverse low-temperature environments throughout the globe. In addition, non-low-temperature-adapted Archaea are commonly exposed to sudden decreases in temperature, as are other microorganisms, animals, and plants. Considering their ubiquity in nature, it is perhaps surprising to find that there is such a lack of knowledge regarding low-temperature adaptation mechanisms in Archaea, particularly in comparison to what is known about archaeal thermophiles and hyperthermophiles and responses to heat shock. This review covers what is presently known about adaptation to cold shock and growth at low temperature, with a particular focus on Antarctic Archaea. The review highlights the similarities and differences that exist between Archaea and Bacteria and eukaryotes, and addresses the potentially important role that protein synthesis plays in adaptation to the cold. By reviewing the present state of the field, a number of important areas for future research are identified. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1431-0651 en_US
dc.language English
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dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.title Cold stress response in Archaea en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Science
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 6 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Extremephiles en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 321-331 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 4 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Cavicchioli, Ricardo, Biotechnology & Biomolecular Sciences, Faculty of Science, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Thomas, Torsten, Biotechnology & Biomolecular Sciences, Faculty of Science, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Curmi, Paul, Physics, Faculty of Science, UNSW en_US School of Biotechnology & Biomolecular Sciences * School of Physics *
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