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Noun1.thermoacidophile - archaebacteria that thrive in strongly acidic environments at high temperatures
archaebacteria, archaebacterium, archaeobacteria, archeobacteria - considered ancient life forms that evolved separately from bacteria and blue-green algae
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Although these unique characteristics make thermoacidophiles possible efficient candidates for bioremediation of AMD, so far no strategies have been proposed using these microorganisms.
Blum, "Metal resistance and lithoautotrophy in the extreme thermoacidophile Metallosphaera sedula," Journal of Bacteriology, vol.
("Ever heard of acorn worms or leafy sea dragons?" "How about thermoacidophiles?" or "Check out water bears!" "Do you know about lichens, or Welmtschia?") Also, do you want to inspire and challenge students with an automatic "A" for anyone who can identify an organism you've never encountered?