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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With this result, the main goal of the experiment was achieved; in principle, living things that exist on Earth under extreme environmental conditions so-called 'extremophiles' also appear to be able to exist on Mars.
The Centre for Environmental Biotechnology (CEB) places Bangor University at the cutting edge of research into how unusual microorganisms that live in extreme environments (called "extremophiles") can be used to make industrial processes and products "greener".
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However, despite all that, water bears are not considered true extremophiles, since continued exposure to extreme conditions increases their chances of dying, because they are not adapted to live in those conditions.
The facility will provide state-of-the-art equipment and world-leading expertise for identifying and isolating enzymes in extremophiles. These are micro-organisms that thrive in extreme conditions such as high temperature salinity, or acidity.
Many Archaea are extremophiles, capable of living in environments considered uninhabitable by most other organisms, and many extreme environments become contaminated and are in need of remediation.