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Title: Microorganism Response to Stressed Terrestrial Environments: A Raman Spectroscopic Perspective of Extremophilic Life Strategies
Authors: Jorge-Villar, S. E.
Edwards, Howell G. M.
First Published: 13-Mar-2013
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Life 2013, 3(1), 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.
DOI Link: 10.3390/life3010276
ISSN: 2075-1729
eISSN: 2075-1729
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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