Cold-loving Bacteria from Antarctic and Arctic: Occurrence, Survival and Usefulness

Introduction Psychrophilic (cold-loving) bacteria are extremophiles that define the lower limits of temperature for the survival of life forms. They survive and multiply at temperatures as low as -20oC and rarely survive above 30oC. Such bacteria are predominant in habitats that are permanently cold, such as Antarctic, Arctic, glaciers, deep sea etc. Psychrophiles play a […]

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ABC, Climate Change and Reduced Rice Harvests in India

Concerns about climate change continue to rise, despite our limited ability to make precise assessments of its impact on the economic and/or social environment. This is partly due to the complexity of chemical and physical processes at various scales, but also due to confounding factors from other changes in the environment such as air pollution. […]

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