extremophile

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ex·tre·mo·phile

 (ĭk-strē′mə-fīl′)
n.
Any of various organisms that require extreme conditions of temperature, pressure, or chemical concentration, as in very cold or salty environments, in order to thrive.

extremophile

(ɪkˈstrɛməˌfaɪl)
n
(Microbiology) a microbe that lives in an environment once thought to be uninhabitable, for example in boiling or frozen water
Translations
ekstremofiili
extrêmophile
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Dutta T, Sahoo R, Sengupta R, Ray SS, Bhattacharjee A, Ghosh S (2008) Novel cellulases from an extremophilic filamentous fungi Penicillium citrinum: production and characterization.
As sources of evidence, the topics of evolutionary genetics, extremophilic organisms, and geological history are covered.
The increased archaeal growth in extremophilic conditions of the Ice age would have contributed to the evolution of Neanderthal population (Sawyer & Maley, 2005).
This natural compound helps extremophilic microorganisms to survive under harsh conditions.
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Extremophilic microorganisms (extremophiles) are adapted to thrive in such hostile environments.
Some topics covered include the microbial ecology of a natural extreme acidic environment, microbial succession during a heap bioleaching cycle of low-grade copper sulphides, geomicrobiology of sulfidic mine dumps, and microbial diversity and genetic response to stress conditions of extremophilic bacteria isolated from the Escondida copper mine.
It will help spread the word about the practical applications and environmental benefits that can come from extremophilic research.
Expression of 17/3-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases in mesophilic and extremophilic yeast.
He provides a comparative analysis of the genomes of extremophilic bacilli with other phylogenetically related non-extremophilic bacilli, including B.