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Any of various organisms, such as certain bacteria, requiring temperatures between 45°C and 80°C to thrive.

ther′mo·phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk) adj.


(ˈθɜːməʊˌfaɪl) or


(Biology) an organism, esp a bacterium or plant, that thrives under warm conditions
(Biology) thriving under warm conditions
ˌthermoˈphilic, thermophilous adj


(ˈθɜr məˌfaɪl, -fɪl)

a thermophilic organism.
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Since life on earth is believed to be emerged in extremely high temperatures, thermophiles appear to be the first organisms on earth (Qazi, 2013).
In Denmark, Masoud et al [21] reported that raw bovine milk contained a significant amount of lactic acid bacteria such as Streptococcus thermophiles and Lactococcus lactis representing 43.
thermophiles was found to significantly increase stratum corneum ceramide levels in healthy females after two weeks of application (2) Skin hydration was also improved following use of probiotic lysate-containing cream.
Thermophiles including bacterial and archaeal species are found in various geothermally heated regions of the earth such as hot springs and deepsea hydrothermal vents.
Angelov A, Mientus M, Liebl S, Liebl W A two-host fosmid system for functional screening of (meta)genomic libraries from extreme thermophiles, Systematic and Applied Microbiology, 32: 177-185, 2009.
In this project the MC fellow will exploit some novel technology under development in the lab of the supervisor to develop thermostable alpha-keto acid decarboxylases, which are not typically present in thermophiles.
2004) Bathymodiolus MT MT-10Bt(2) 70 Leignel thermophiles MT MT-10Bt(1) 70 et al.
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.
Organisms that thrive in hot environments, known as thermophiles, would have fared better than anything that needed lower temperatures, says Sumner.
Isolation of cellulolytic anaerobic extreme thermophiles from New Zealand thermal sites.
Whole milk without any standardisation was used for the manufacturing of yoghurt using Strepotococcus thermophiles and Lactobacillus bulgaricus starter culture (Abdullah et al.