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Desiccation by Exposure to Space Vacuum or Extremely Dry Deserts: Effect on Microorganisms

  1. Klaus Dose

Published Online: 15 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471263397.env076

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

How to Cite

Dose, K. 2003. Desiccation by Exposure to Space Vacuum or Extremely Dry Deserts: Effect on Microorganisms. Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology. .

Author Information

  1. Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2003

Abstract

  • General

  • Limits of Growth at Low Water Activities

  • Dormant Life

  • Molecular Events Induced by Desiccation

  • Survival at Extremely Low Water Activity

  • Survival Under Extremely Dry Desert Conditions

Keywords:

  • anhydrobiosis;
  • desiccation;
  • extreme environments;
  • freeze-drying;
  • panspermia thesis;
  • space: survival in space;
  • space vacuum;
  • water activity