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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However, despite all that, water bears are not considered true extremophiles, since continued exposure to extreme conditions increases their chances of dying, because they are not adapted to live in those conditions.
The facility will provide state-of-the-art equipment and world-leading expertise for identifying and isolating enzymes in extremophiles.
There are, of course, Discovery Channel extremophiles covered in blubber or wrapped in fur, but we humans are equipped with opposable thumbs and the unmatched ability to make complex tools to warm ourselves.
Extremozymes, enzymes produced by extremophiles, have proven to be of great importance in biotechnology and industry due to their ability to function under extreme conditions.
Extremophiles are microbes that can live and reproduce in harsh environments.
Among the topics are sucrose-transforming enzymes: hydrolysis and isomerization, pectinases and their biotechnological applications, the role of intrinsic and supplemented enzymes in brewing and beer properties, microbial linamerase in cassava fermentation, and extremophiles as potential resources for food processing enzymes.
We are using extremophiles in medicine for breast cancer, cancer of the bladder," he said.
The cultivation approach will be achieved by designing culture and isolation media adapted to extremophiles with the information acquired from metagenomes.
On a microbial level, Lassen's hot springs are under close scrutiny by virologists and astrobiologists because of recently discovered bacteria and high-heat-loving microorganisms called extremophiles.
12) It is thought that the Archaea, the prokaryote root of present day extremophiles, exploited the anaerobic energy of the reductive earth's core.
Another way to deal with predators is to use extremophiles, algae that grow in extreme conditions.
In 2012 one group of my students had this great project where they were specifically going out to make artificial extremophiles.