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ther·mo·phil·ic

(ther'mō-fil'ik),
Pertaining to a thermophile.
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ther·mo·phil·ic

(thĕr'mō-fil'ik)
Pertaining to a thermophile.
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thermophilic

of or relating to microorganisms whose optimum temperature for growth is above 45 °C.
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Summary: The applications of thermophilic microorganisms in industrial processes have opened a new era in biotechnology.
[9.] Oso BA Thermophilic fungi and the deterioration of Nigerian oil palm Kernels.
En los ultimos anos se realizaron esfuerzos por buscar nuevas alternativas de fuentes de esta enzima que tengan estabilidad extrema y es asi que se han descrito bacterias cuyo metabolismo es anaerobio termofilo como: Clostridium thermocellum (Grabnitz et al., 1989), Thermoanaerobacter brockii (Breves et al., 1997), Thermophilic ethanologenesis (Taylor et al., 2009).
To select an aerobic, rod shaped, gram-positive, thermophilic and spore-forming Bacillus sp., soil samples were incubated at 80[degrees]C for 10 min and placed onto nutrient agar (Difco) plates containing 1% starch [7].
The thermophilic fungi grow better in the lower temperature ranges (~ 115[degrees]-130[degrees]F), and their growth is more like spawn, filamentous and able to grow into tight, dense compost.
Since, Thiobacillus thermosulfatus showed optimum growth in medium-A supplemented with sulfur derivatives at 50[degrees]C and pH-5.6, the bacterium is concluded to be a chemolithotrophic, facultatively autotrophic, acidophilic, moderately thermophilic bacterium.
Topics include fungi in paleoenvironments; fungi in the air and in water; the use of thermophilic molds in environmental management; hallucinogenic mushrooms; and control of the feline pathogen Microsporum canis.
Their topics include exploring the capacity of halophilic microorganisms to synthesize exopolysaccharides with interesting properties, exopolysaccharide production by thermophilic microorganisms, drug delivery systems based on microbial exopolysaccharides, fructans as natural bioactive cosmeceutical ingredients, the molecular modification of levan and biotechnological applications of its derivatives, and cloning and partially characterizing an extracellular dextransucrase coding region (DSRR-V) from Leuconostoc citreum M-3.
That's because our system creates the perfect environment for thermophilic (heat-loving) microbes and beneficial bacteria to break everything down quite quickly," she said.