Prokaryotic Diversity from Extreme Environments of Pakistan and its Potential Applications at Regional Levels

Published on Jun 8, 2018in bioRxiv
· DOI :10.1101/342949
Raees Khan4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Dong-a University),
Muhammad Israr Khan1
Estimated H-index: 1
(QAU: Quaid-i-Azam University)
+ 7 AuthorsZuhaibuddin Bhutto (BUET: Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology)
Extremophiles, the microorganisms thriving in extreme environments, provide valuable resources for practicing novel biotechnological processes. Pakistan homes a wide spectrum of extreme environments which harbor various biotechnologically significant microorganisms. This review gauges the structural and functional bacterial diversity of several extreme environments, emphasizing their potentials as a source of extremozymes, and in bioleaching, bioremediation, and bioenergy production at regional level. Further, this review highlights a panoramic account of the local natural conservatories of extremophiles. The inadequacies of current fragmental research are discussed with suggestions to quantitatively define the structural and functional diversity of unexplored extreme localities.
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