halophile


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hal·o·phil

, halophile (hal'ō-fil, -fīl),
A microorganism the growth of which is enhanced by or dependent on a high salt concentration.
[G. hals, salt, + philos, fond]

halophile

(hăl′ə-fīl′)
n.
An organism that requires a saline environment.

hal′o·phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk), ha·loph′i·lous (hă-lŏf′ə-ləs) adj.

hal·o·phil

, halophile (hal'ō-fil, -fīl)
A microorganism with growth that is enhanced by or dependent on a high salt concentration.
[G. hals, salt, + philos, fond]

halophile

an ORGANISM that grows in high concentrations of salt.
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"Rather than a curious niche that life evolved into, the halophile environment now may take center stage as the likely location for key aspects of abiogenesis," he said.
Ureases of extreme halophiles of the genus Haloarcula with a unique structure of gene cluster.
Serbanescu, I.--1965--Asociajiile halophile din Campia Romana--Com.
For this reason, the reconstructions could be used to investigate questions regarding the metabolic objective of halophiles that are subject to different evolutionary pressures and answer questions about optimality of energy production.
Whilst that, the salt-in strategy is employed by true halophiles and extremely halophilic bacteria, which cannot survive at moderate or lower concentrations of sodium chloride.
Kushner, "Halobacterium mediterranei spec, nov., a new carbohydrate-utilizing extreme halophile," Systematic and Applied Microbiology, vol.
Halophiles: biology, adaptation, and their role in decontamination of hypersaline environments.
That is, until scientists discovered that there are microorganisms that could resist and live in extremely salty environments called halophiles.
A team of Swiss and French researchers drilled into the lake floor and found salt-loving microbes known as halophiles. They told the journal Geology these could provide vital information about how life can survive in the harshest of conditions.
PHA producers can also be classified as: (i) Hydrocarbon Degraders as PHA Producers (ii) Halophiles as PHA Producers (iii) Photosynthetic Bacteria as PHA Producers (iv) Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobia (PGPR) as PHA Producers (v) Antibiotic Producers as PHA Producers.
Over the last years, extremophiles with its different categories, thermophiles (high temperature), acidophiles (low pH), alkaliphiles (high pH), halophiles (high salinity), and psychrophiles (low temperature) [7], have fascinated researchers in many fields, due to their ability to withstand and function under extreme conditions.
Ecologie de deux Aedes halophiles du littoral frangais : Aedes (O) caspius, (Pallas, 1771) et.