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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.
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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.
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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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A remarkable diversity of extremophilic bacteria has been reported which has significant applications in biotechnology, environment, industry and medicine.
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Extremophilic micro-algae and their potential contribution in biotechnology.
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AQPs in Other Extremophilic Animals and Future Directions in Belgica antarctica Aquaporin Research
In the recent years, microorganisms from extreme conditions have been the focus of researchers attention as enzymes from extremophilic microorganisms can withstand harsh conditions like extreme temperature, salt, alkaline condition, and so forth.
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