The Upper Temperature Limit for Life Based on Hyperthermophile Culture Experiments and Field Observations

  1. William S.D. Wilcock,
  2. Edward F Delong,
  3. Deborah S. Kelley,
  4. John A. Baross and
  5. S. Craig Cary
  1. James F. Holden1 and
  2. Roy M. Daniel2

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/144GM02

The Subseafloor Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges

The Subseafloor Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges

How to Cite

Holden, J. F. and Daniel, R. M. (2004) The Upper Temperature Limit for Life Based on Hyperthermophile Culture Experiments and Field Observations, in The Subseafloor Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges (eds W. S.D. Wilcock, E. F. Delong, D. S. Kelley, J. A. Baross and S. Craig Cary), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/144GM02

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts

  2. 2

    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904092

Online ISBN: 9781118666135

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Keywords:

  • Deep-sea ecology—Congresses;
  • Mid-ocean ridges—Congresses

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Hyperthermophiles

  • Upper Temperature Limit

  • Temperature and the Subseafloor Biosphere