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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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Hot springs present a good example of extreme (geothermal) environments and are habitats of variety of thermoduric, thermophilic and hyperthermophilic microorganisms (Chaban et al.
Euryarchaeota, as a major class of Archaea, contain Methanogenus, Halobacterium, and some hyperthermophilic anaerobic and aerobic bacteria.
We used an intein, PI-PfuI, from hyperthermophilic Pyrococcus furiosus for segmental isotope-labeling.
Industrial applications of hyperthermophilic enzymes: a review.
20150581, Development of Technology for Biohydrogen Production using Hyperthermophilic Archaea) funded by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries in Republic of Korea.
Moreover, in the future we expect the knowledge gained and interdisciplinary approaches developed here to be applicable for the study of Loki, the recently identified closest archaeal relative of eukaryotes, and for furthering the industrial utility of hyperthermophilic archaea.
Proline Effect on the Thermostability and Slow Unfolding of a Hyperthermophilic Protein.
Oligomeric state and structural stability of two hyperthermophilic -glucosidases from Thermotoga petrophila.
Identification of archaeon- producing hyperthermophilic a-amylase and characterization of the a-amylase.
Growth of Thermophilic and Hyperthermophilic Fe(III)-reducing Microorganisms on a Ferruginous Smectite as the Sole Electron Acceptor.
Hyperthermophilic metal reducing microorganisms could help preventing migration of these contaminants by reducing them to less mobile forms.