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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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Biotechnological potential and conservatory of extremophiles from climatically wide ranged developing countries: Lesson from Pakistan.
Who's to say that the creatures we call extremophiles love the extreme or merely that they've found a way to make a home there in the dark?
Mortensen, "Purification and characterisation of two extremely halotolerant xylanases from a novel halophilic bacterium," Extremophiles, vol.
For example, extremophiles are organisms that exist in high temperatures, high acidity, extreme cold, extreme pressure and extreme salt and so on.
Brown's interest came after researching extremophiles, which are microbes that live in extreme environments, for an art project.
Since the time of their discovery, extremophiles have provided an interesting and challenging platform for researchers.
Such extremophiles contain reaction-driving proteins called enzymes unlike any found in less harrowing environs.
Extremophiles 2002," 4th International Congress on Extremophiles, 22-26 September 2002, Naples, Italy.
Although people don't find Yellowstone's hot springs comfy, extremophiles (microorganisms that thrive in extreme conditions) do.
Halophiles are group of extremophiles that can not only grow in saline conditions but requires salinity for their growth.
Tremendously robust, extremophiles are also found in hot springs, and very acidic and alkaline lakes - places inhospitable to most biological cells.