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In: Verde, C.; di Prisco, G. (Ed.) (2013). Adaptation and Evolution in Marine Environments, Volume 2. The Impacts of Global Change on Biodiversity. From Pole to Pole. Springer: Berlin. ISBN 978-3-642-27349-0. xxviii, 239 pp.. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-3-642-27349-0
In: From Pole to Pole. Springer: Heidelberg; Berlin. ISSN 2193-7338; e-ISSN 2193-7346
The diversity of life partially derives from the various characteristics of natural environments encountered on planet Earth suggesting that an organism, embedded in an environment exhibiting specific properties, will benefit from physiological and biochemical adjustments tending to optimize the adequacy between this environment and the overall characteristics of the organism. Some environments are extreme meaning that as such they are not suitable for organisms such as human being or Escherichia coli which are commonly exposed to moderate temperatures, pH close to neutrality, atmospheric oxygen, low salinity and low pressure.