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Caves and Other Low-Light Environments: Aerophitic Photoautotrophic Microorganisms

  1. Lucien Hoffmann

Published Online: 15 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471263397.env247

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

How to Cite

Hoffmann, L. 2003. Caves and Other Low-Light Environments: Aerophitic Photoautotrophic Microorganisms. Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology. .

Author Information

  1. University of Liège, Liège, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2003

Abstract

  • Historical Development

  • The Low-Light Environment

  • Low-Light Microbial Photoautotrophs

  • Some Troglophilic and Troglobitic Photosynthetic Microorganisms

  • Distribution of Photoautotrophs in Caves

  • Physiological Ecology

  • Economic Importance: “Green Sickness” of Caves

Keywords:

  • cave microbiology;
  • extreme environments;
  • low light environments;
  • photosynthetic bacteria in caves