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Molecules derived from the extremes of life

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Covering: up to early 2008

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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Submitted
22 Aug 2008
First published
06 Oct 2008

Nat. Prod. Rep., 2009,26, 44-71
Article type
Review Article

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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