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Related to hyperthermophile: Mesophile, psychrophile


Any of various organisms, such as certain bacteria and archaea, requiring temperatures of 80°C (176°F) or higher to thrive.

hy′per·ther′mo·phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk) adj.


(Biology) an organism, esp a bacterium, that lives at high temperatures (above 80°C), found in some hot springs
[C20: from hyper- + -thermophile]
hyperthermophilic adj
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According to an article in the International Herald Tribune, hyperthermophiles are a "goldmine for biotechnology companies, which are isolating, cloning and selling [hyperthermophile] heat-stable enzymes for use in genetic engineering.
The most heat tolerant hyperthermophile that was recently discovered has been able to double its population during 24 hours in an autoclave at 121degC.
The complete genome sequence of the hyperthermophile, sulphate-reducing archaeon Archaeoglobis fulgidus.
Among their topics are the diversity of thermophilic microorganisms and their roles in the carbon cycle, lignocellulosic biomass deconstruction by the extremely thermophilic genus Caldicellulosiruptor, alcohol dehydrogenases and their physiological functions in hyperthermophiles, DNA replication in thermophilic microorganisms, the metabolic engineering of thermophiles for biofuel production, and thermophilic viruses and their association with thermophiles.
This review paper discusses the exciting scientific and technical advances in molecular biology for the genetic improvement in thermotogales the hyperthermophiles with respect to xylose isomerase to meet the industrial demands.