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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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Growth of Thermophilic and Hyperthermophilic Fe(III)-reducing Microorganisms on a Ferruginous Smectite as the Sole Electron Acceptor.
Two-dimensional IR correlation spectroscopy of mutants of the beta-glycosidase from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfatari-cus identifies the mechanism of quaternary structure stabilization and unravels the sequence of thermal unfolding events.
The first lines of divergence in the Bacteria domain were the hyperthermophilic organisms, the Thermotogales and the Aquificales, and not the mesophilic Planctomycetales.
A novel hyperthermophilic archaeal glyoxylate reductase from Thermococcus litoralis.
Clemson research with hyperthermophilic bacterium Thermotoga neapolitana has shown that a variety of organic carbon and nitrogen compounds and raw agricultural wastes can be effectively fermented to hydrogen gas with high efficiency.
Pyruvate kinase of the hyperthermophilic crenarchaeote Thermoproteus tenax: physiological role and phylogenetic aspects.
Those few types of hyperthermophilic microbes that can form HzS at temperatures up to 110[degrees]C appear to be very rare and they do not normally occur and/or metabolize in geologic settings that are otherwise conducive to BSR.
At hydrothermal vents, volcanic heat has created an environment in which hyperthermophilic (super-heat-loving) microbes thrive.
The organism, a hyperthermophilic archaeon and the only known archaeal parasite, was discovered in a submarine hydrothermal vent in the Kolbeinsey ridge, north of Iceland.
Scientists identified a thermostable hydrolizing enzyme, b-glycosidase, from genetically modified hyperthermophilic Archea Sulfolobus solfataricus and Pyrococcus furiosus that grew in continuous fermentors.