TY - CHAP A1 - Juan Carlos Caicedo A2 - Sonia Villamizar ED1 - Jianqiang Lin ED2 - Linxu Chen ED3 - Jianqun Lin Y1 - 2021-11-24 PY - 2021 T1 - Acidithiobacillus Its Application in Biomining Using a Quorum Sensing Modulation Approach N2 - Acidophiles are an important category of microorganisms defined by their ability to withstand and even grow in acidic environments. They are present in terrestrial and marine environments as well as the human body. The diversity, adaptation, and functions of these microorganisms can contribute to the development and application of new biotechnologies for resolving problems of resource exploitation, pollution, and human disease. This book presents breakthroughs and insights into the research on acidophiles. Chapters cover such topics as the two-component system (TCS) in the regulation of the sulfur metabolic process, adaptation mechanisms of acidophiles to low pH, regulation mechanisms and application strategy of quorum sensing in bioleaching bacteria, and Lactobacillus acidophilus and its potential role as a therapeutic for human bone disorders. BT - Acidophiles SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.98774 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.98774 SN - 978-1-83969-280-2 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-01-24 ER -