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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Hendrix's "Beyond Goldilocks and Matthew Arnold: Interplanetary Triage, Extremophilia, and the Outer Limits of Life in the Inner Solar System," from the book Visions of Mars: Essays on the Red Planet in Fiction and Science, edited by Hendrix, George Slusser, and Eric S.
of New York, US), and Rao (Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada) present 21 papers discussing state-of-the-art research in selected topics concerning the unicellular green flagellate of the genus Dunaliella, which is studied as a model for osmoregulation, pigment production, and for commercial mass cultures because of its unique features of extremophilia and pigment change.