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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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The class II XIs consists of approximately 440 amino acids and varies more in their sources containing enzymes from mesophiles thermophiles and hyperthermophiles.
expressing enzymes from hyperthermophiles in mesophilic hosts.
Because temperature rises with depth due to Earth's internal heat, these deep-living organisms are also mostly thermophiles or hyperthermophiles.
Significantly, the oldest and deepest branches of the tree are occupied by hyperthermophiles.
In early 1998, investigators announced they had deciphered the complete DNA sequence of Aquifex aeolicus, a bacterium known as a hyperthermophile because it can survive temperatures reaching 95 [degrees] C.
Hyperthermophiles are not only scientific curiosities.
The hyperthermophiles in both groups represent the most ancient life-forms on the planet.
Some scientists liken these creatures, called hyperthermophiles, to the earliest forms of life on Earth.
Some hyperthermophiles require a very high temperature 80degC to 105degC for growth (Brock and Freeze, 1969; Hamilton-Brehm et al.
symbiosum are most similar to those of cultivated hyperthermophiles, our genomic analyses have led to expression studies which have revealed that C.
Hyperthermophiles living near the vents would have survived to repopulate the planet.
Even though this is just a "thermophilic kind of question" - are hyperthermophiles or thermophiles really the original ancestors?