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Any of various organisms, such as certain bacteria, requiring temperatures between 45°C and 80°C to thrive.

ther′mo·phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk) adj.
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(ˈθɜːməʊˌfaɪl) or


(Biology) an organism, esp a bacterium or plant, that thrives under warm conditions
(Biology) thriving under warm conditions
ˌthermoˈphilic, thermophilous adj
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(ˈθɜr məˌfaɪl, -fɪl)

a thermophilic organism.
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Thermophiles and hyperthermophiles are the microbes that have ability for the production of thermostable protein as compared to mesophiles.
A comprehensive review of metal-tolerant thermophiles has been published recently including significant information regarding Archaea and the significant context in terms of bioremediation [107]; thus, here, we do not cover thermophiles and metal bioremediation in as much detail.
Studies have shown that there are clostridium species other than aerobic thermophiles in high temperature aerobic reactors.
Distribution and diversity of symbiotic thermophiles Symbiobacterium thermophilum and related bacteria, in natural environments.
Since life on earth is believed to be emerged in extremely high temperatures, thermophiles appear to be the first organisms on earth (Qazi, 2013).
thermophiles was found to significantly increase stratum corneum ceramide levels in healthy females after two weeks of application (2) Skin hydration was also improved following use of probiotic lysate-containing cream.
Outside the Deinococci species, the best studied Csps come from the mesophile Escherichia coli, although putative Csps have been identified from psychrophiles, mesophiles, and thermophiles [13].