Chilean Geysers And Hotsprings As Source Of Thermotolerant Microbial Phytases
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Ralf is the Head of the Department of Food Technology and Bioprocess Engineering at the Max Rubner-Institut, Karlsruhe, Germany.

                       

Chilean Geysers And Hotsprings As Source Of Thermotolerant Microbial Phytases

Chile is well known as a volcanic country with a huge variety of pristine and extreme environments. Chilean extreme environments, such as deserts (the Atacama Desert, the driest place in the globe), extensive steppe-like plains (Patagonia), high altitudes (Andes Mountains and Altiplano) and polar area (Antarctic), can harbor a wide variety of diverse organisms (insects, plants, microorganisms, etc.). The autochthonous organisms of extreme environments, also known as "Extremophiles," have adapted to survive and proliferate under local hash conditions. Despite that Extremophiles have...

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