hyperthermophile


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hyperthermophile

(hī′pər-thûr′mə-fīl′)
n.
Any of various organisms, such as certain bacteria and archaea, requiring temperatures of 80°C (176°F) or higher to thrive.

hy′per·ther′mo·phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk) adj.
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Since hyperthermophiles live in deep ocean beds found in international waters, they belong simultaneously to no one and to everyone.
Distribution and physiological characterization of hyperthermophiles in the Kubiki oil reservoir in Niigata, Japan.
The class II XIs consists of approximately 440 amino acids and varies more in their sources containing enzymes from mesophiles thermophiles and hyperthermophiles.
But, hyperthermophiles had colonised all of the Haughton Crater - over 12 miles across and at least 200 metres below the Earth's surface, indicating that they would have been able to live deep underground in the darkness known as the 'deep biosphere'.
Notable groups of Archaea include thermophiles and hyperthermophiles (which can tolerate high temperatures), halophiles (which can tolerate high salt concentrations), and methanogens (which produce methane, a greenhouse gas, as part of their metabolism).
Atomi, H Recent progress towards the application of hyperthermophiles and their enzymes.
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According to 16S r-tRNA analysis, hyperthermophiles Archaea and Bacteria are at the root of the Phylogenetic Tree.
These hardy organisms are known as hyperthermophiles because of their extraordinary heat tolerance.
About 60 new species of hyperthermophiles have been discovered since these types of communities were first encountered in the late 1970s in a tectonically active area north of the Galapagos Islands.
DNA stability at temperatures typical for hyperthermophiles.
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