Alkaline environments are typical extreme environments which include naturally occurring soda lakes, deserts, soils and artificially occurring industrial-derived waters. Micro-organisms that occupy extreme pH environments have resulted in the definition of an unusual group, termed alkaliphiles. In this review, the current status of the biodiversity of alkaliphilic micro-organisms in various environments and aspects of their biotechnological potential are summarised briefly.
Alkaliphiles, extreme environments, soda lakes, extremophiles, microbial ecology
ULUKANLI, ZEYNEP and DIĞRAK, METİN (2002) "Alkaliphilic Micro-organisms and Habitats," Turkish Journal of Biology: Vol. 26: No. 3, Article 9. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/biology/vol26/iss3/9