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Related to psychrophile: Hyperthermophile, Alkaliphile


Any of various organisms, especially certain archaea, bacteria, and fungi, that thrive at low temperatures between about 10°C and 20°C.

psy′chro·phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk) adj.
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Choorit and Wisarnwan (2007) have described the temperature of anaerobic microorganism to be categorized into psychrophiles (<20degC), mesophiles (25-37degC) and thermophiles (55-65degC).
However, psychrophiles were not detected till 7th day of refrigeration storage.
The low temperature adapted inoculum can enhance the startup and digestion operation as it may contain psychrophiles and mesophilic bacteria acclimatized on psychrophilic temperatures.
The results demonstrate an initial microbial load represented by aerobic mesophiles and psychrophiles, and total and fecal coliforms, without the presence of Escherichia coli, Salmonella sp.
Psychrophilic count: Psychrophilic microbes were not detected on 0 day of storage either in control or treatment product, which was probably due to destruction of psychrophiles during cooking (Table 4).