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Actinobacteria in special and extreme habitats: diversity, function roles and environmental adaptations

Actinobacteria in special and extreme habitats: diversity, function roles and environmental adaptations

Actinobacteria are highly diverse prokaryotes that are ubiquitous in soil, freshwater and marine ecosystems. Although various studies have focused on the ecology of this phylum, data are still scant on the diversity, abundance and ecology of actinobacteria endemic to special and extreme environments, such as gut, plant, alkaline saline soil, deep sea sediments, hot springs and other habitats. Actinobacteria are well-known producers of a vast...

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