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How alkaliphiles produce energy to sustain their life under extremely low concentration of proton

Alkaliphiles are defined as microorganisms with optimum growth pH of above 9 (10-9 mol dm−3 H+ concentration).  This means that these microorganisms can grow in environment with one-hundredth times lower proton (H+) concentration than that of neutral

Endospore formation: a mechanism for microbial response to unfavorable environment

The strain included in the report is Bacillus sp. CHD6a, a member of the phylum Firmicutes isolated from the shallow-sea hydrothermal vent systems off northeast Taiwan’s coast. Bacillus is a genus of Gram-positive, rod-shaped and ubiquitous in