psychrophile

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psychrophile

 [si´kro-fīl]
a psychrophilic organism.

psy·chro·phile

, psychrophil (sī'krō-fīl, -fil),
An organism that grows best at a low temperature (0-32°C; 32-86°F), with optimal growth occurring at 15-20°C (59-68°F).
[psychro- + G. phileō, to love]

psychrophile

(sī′krō-fīl′)
n.
Any of various organisms, especially certain archaea, bacteria, and fungi, that thrive at low temperatures between about 10°C and 20°C.

psy′chro·phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk) adj.

psy·chro·phile

, psychrophil (sī'krō-fīl, -fil)
An organism that grows best at a low temperature (0-32°C; 32-86°F), with optimal growth occurring at 15-20°C (59-68°F).
[psychro- + G. phileō, to love]

psychrophile

an organism that shows optimal growth at temperatures below 20 °C and down to below 0 °C, e.g. many bacterial species, yeasts and some algae.

psychrophile

a psychrophilic organism.
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coli and psychrotrophs on uninoculated chicken carcasses
1 mL of appropriate diluents onto PCA and incubated at 37[degrees]C for 48 h while counts of psychrotrophs were determined after plating on PCA and incubating at 4[degrees]C for 10 days before enumeration.
coli, coliforms, and psychrotrophs on uninoculated chicken carcasses.
This is because they are at their optimum temperature range (ca 10[degrees]C) and grow faster than the psychrotrophs.
With dairy products, the spoilage can be attributed to the production by psychrotrophs of extracellular hydrolytic enzymes.
The CPP exhibited no antimicrobial activity toward psychrotrophs in the milk samples.