halophile


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hal·o·phil

, halophile (hal'ō-fil, -fīl),
A microorganism the growth of which is enhanced by or dependent on a high salt concentration.
[G. hals, salt, + philos, fond]

halophile

(hăl′ə-fīl′)
n.
An organism that requires a saline environment.

hal′o·phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk), ha·loph′i·lous (hă-lŏf′ə-ləs) adj.

hal·o·phil

, halophile (hal'ō-fil, -fīl)
A microorganism with growth that is enhanced by or dependent on a high salt concentration.
[G. hals, salt, + philos, fond]

halophile

an ORGANISM that grows in high concentrations of salt.

halophil, halophile

a halophilic microorganism.
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Rather than a curious niche that life evolved into, the halophile environment now may take center stage as the likely location for key aspects of abiogenesis," he said.
Halophiles are group of extremophiles that can not only grow in saline conditions but requires salinity for their growth.
Media for the enumeration of the total aerobic bacteria were prepared by tryptic soy agar (Difco Laboratories, Detroit, MI, US; PCA) to provide the optimum conditions for the growth of halophiles.
Bacterial counts as high as 107 were observed for aerobic mesophiles and halophiles.
Salt marsh halophiles contained unique ribosomal sequences, and a variety of extreme species possessed unusual lipids with ether as opposed to ester bonds linked into branched rather than straight chains.