Deep- Sea Bacteria And Their Biotechnological Potentials

Karna Radjasa, Ocky (2004) Deep- Sea Bacteria And Their Biotechnological Potentials. Journal of Coastal Development, VII (3). pp. 109-118. ISSN 1410-5217

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Deep-sea environment characterized by its low temperature, high hydrostatic pressure, limited nutrient contents, and constant darkness has been a hostile environment for most marine microorganisms. Therefore it is a home for low temperature and high pressure-loving bacteria believed to functionally over shallow water intruders. Deep-sea has been regarded as rainforests in terms of their microbial diversity. Thus, the deep-sea should commend itself to microbiologists and biotechnologists alike as source of novel microorganisms and exploitable properties. Near Indonesia several deep-sea trenches exist with diverse environmental conditions. However, up to now there has been no effort to study the microbial communities of those deep-sea environments by Indonesian scientists. This is mainly because of the lack of knowledge in the field of deep-sea microbiology in Indonesia.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions:Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences > Department of Marine Science
ID Code:155
Deposited On:07 May 2009 16:44
Last Modified:07 May 2009 16:44

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