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An organism that requires a saline environment.

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


(Biology) an organism that thrives in an extremely salty environment, such as the Dead Sea
ˌhaloˈphilic, haˈlophilous adj


(ˈhæl əˌfaɪl)

an organism that requires a salt-rich environment.
hal`o•phil′ic (-ˈfɪl ɪk) ha•loph•i•lous (hæˈlɒf ə ləs) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.halophile - archaebacteria requiring a salt-rich environment for growth and survival
archaebacteria, archaebacterium, archaeobacteria, archeobacteria - considered ancient life forms that evolved separately from bacteria and blue-green algae
halobacter, halobacteria, halobacterium - halophiles in saline environments such as the Dead Sea or salt flats
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The dataset in Pedotransfer Rule 21 for soil organic carbon (C; Cultivated, HG; Halophile Grassland, MG; Managed Grassland, Nl; No Information, SN; Semi-natural); (a) soil map; (b) accumulated mean temperature; and (c) regrouped land use class.
The most observed halophile communities are from Archaea and Bacteria that would be found in saline lakes, saline soils and brines [3].
TSCPVG, a moderate halophile, had the highest activity retained at 60[degrees]C whereas 83% of activity retained at 55[degrees]C and 61% of activity retained at 50[degrees]C, respectively [12].
Production and biochemical characterization of an a-amylase from the moderate halophile Halomonas meridian.
Photosynthesis and pigments influenced by light intensity and salinity in the halophile Dunaliella salina (Chlorophyla).
The data we are generating are much more in favor of a protein-first view in a halophile environment.
Brdndza) and by the halophile plant: Obione verrucifera, Salsola soda.
Materials required: for each group of 2-4 students, one envelope with labeled pictures (readily downloaded from the Internet) of the following organisms: cyanobacteria, Gram-positive bacteria, methanogen, halophile, thermophile, ciliate, flagellate, conifer, angiosperm, mushroom, mold, mammal, and arthropod.
Microalga Dunaliella salina is a type of halophile pink microalgae especially found in sea salt fields.
Halophile Organism that grows well in environments with high salt concentrations.