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Molecules derived from the extremes of life

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In order to survive extremes of pH, temperature, salinity and pressure, organisms have been found to develop unique defences against their environment, leading to the biosynthesis of novel molecules ranging from simple osmolytes and lipids to complex secondary metabolites. This review highlights novel molecules isolated from microorganisms that either tolerate or favour extreme growth conditions.

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The article was received on 22 Aug 2008 and first published on 06 Oct 2008

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/B800164M
Citation: Nat. Prod. Rep., 2009,26, 44-71
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    Molecules derived from the extremes of life

    Z. E. Wilson and M. A. Brimble, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2009, 26, 44
    DOI: 10.1039/B800164M

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