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thermophile

 [ther´mo-fīl]
a microorganism that grows best at elevated temperatures. adj., adj thermophil´ic.

ther·mo·phile

, thermophil (ther'mō-fīl, -fil),
An organism that thrives at a temperature of 50°C or higher.
[thermo- + G. phileō, to love]

thermophile

/ther·mo·phile/ (ther´mo-fīl) an organism that grows best at elevated temperatures.thermophil´ic

thermophile

(thûr′mə-fīl′)
n.
Any of various organisms, such as certain bacteria, requiring temperatures between 45°C and 80°C to thrive.

ther′mo·phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk) adj.

ther·mo·phile

, thermophil (thĕr'mō-fīl, -fil)
Any organism that thrives at a temperature of 50°C or higher.
[thermo- + G. phileō, to love]

thermophile

a microorganism that grows best at elevated temperatures.
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Thermophiles Single-celled organisms without a nucleus that metabolize sulfur, thrive at temperatures > 150[degrees]F, and lack peptidoglycans in their cell walls.
Extremophiles living in very hot temperatures like those in hot springs are called thermophiles.
1992," The use of proteases from extreme thermophiles for meat tenderization", Meat Sci.
Mike Ladisch, speaking at the 31st Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals in San Francisco, offered proof of concept for the company's CBP work, including advances with both bacteria that grow at high temperatures, called thermophiles, and recombinant cellulolytic yeasts.
Temperature of the furnace was measured with a resistance thermophile and controlled by means of an electronic temperature controller (TC200 Thorlabs) via a LabVIEW[TM] virtual instrument specially composed for this experiment.
You'll also learn about animals that live in extremely hot or dry environments (camels, for instance) or thermophile bacteria, which don't mind at all if you boil them in bubbling, hot mud.
Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (Taejon-si, South Korea) has patented a novel obligately symbiotic thermophile Symbiobacterium toebii SC-1(Accession NO: KCTC 0685BP), and a thermostable L-tyrosine phenol-lyase and L-tryptophan indole-lyase produced by Symbiobacterium toebii SC-1.
Isolation, characterization, and identification of Geobacillus thermodenitrificans HRO10, an a-amylase and a-glucosidase producing thermophile.
Deoxyribonucleic acid polymerase from the extreme thermophile Thermus aquaticus.
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, however, recently reported that thermophile bacteria that thrive in hot springs are necessary for travertine production.
Thermophile microorganisms dwell in volcanic rifts in the Guaymas Bay under conditions of extreme heat and pressure, which they are able to endure due to their thermoactive function and anti-oxidative properties.
They collect so-called thermophile microorganisms from the hot springs at Yellowstone National Park and also chemically modify the protein coats of conventional viruses to withstand variations in temperature and acidity.