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extremophile

(ĭk-strē′mə-fīl′)
n.
Any of various organisms that require extreme conditions of temperature, pressure, or chemical concentration, as in very cold or salty environments, in order to thrive.

extremophile

(ĕks-trēm′ŏ-fīl) [L. extremus, outermost, + Gr. philein, to love]
An organism that can thrive in exceptionally adverse environments, such as in very cold or very hot, halogenated, or salty conditions.

extremophile

a MICROORGANISM that can grow under severe or extreme environmental conditions; for example, very high temperature, high NaCl concentration, very low pH. Often they are members of the ARCHAEA.
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Reymond of the University of Berne" said Daniel Dupret chairman and CEO of Proteus "We now use routinely CLIPS-O(TM) for the screening of our exclusive collection of extremophilic microorganisms as well as of novel biocatalysts generated by our proprietary L-Shuffling(TM) directed evolution technology.
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Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement) giving access to their unique collection of extremophilic micro-organisms collected and isolated by the research teams of Prof.
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