Alkalophile | definition of alkalophile by Medical dictionary
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alkaliphile An extremophile that grows optimally at high pH (9 to 11, alkaline/basic) conditions, which is accomplished by maintaining a lower intracellular pH of ±8, constantly pumping H+ across the cell membrane into their cytoplasm.
alkalophile an ORGANISM that grows optimally in ALKALINE conditions, generally between pH 8 and pH 11. Alkalophiles include various BACTERIA and some FUNGI.
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(1987) Biochemical properties of a thermophilic alkalophiles
. Agric Biol Chem, 51(9), 2429-2435.
However, when the soil is extremely alkaline only specialized bacteria called alkalophiles
are able to grow.