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Related to hyperthermophile: Mesophile, psychrophile


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.
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(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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Thermotoga naphthophila is an anaerobic hyperthermophile. The cells are rod shaped that shows optimal growth at 90AdegC and are involved in the production of thermostable enzymes (Sabir et al., 2017).
The gene from Thermotoga naphthophila, a hyperthermophile, was cloned in pET-21a and expression was studied using BL21 CodonPlus cells as host.
Lee, "Crystal structure of a putative oligopeptide-binding periplasmic protein from a hyperthermophile," Extremophiles, vol.
Based on the optimum temperature, the thermophilic microbes are divided into three groups: thermophile with optimum temperatures between 50[degrees]C and 64[degrees]C and maximum at 70[degrees]C, extremes with optimum temperatures between 65[degrees]C and 80[degrees]C, and hyperthermophile with optimum temperatures above 80[degrees]C and maximum above 90[degrees]C.
identified ncRNA genes with stable secondary structure in an AT-rich extreme hyperthermophile [26].
(2000) Millisecond time scale conformational flexibility in a hyperthermophile protein at ambient temperature.
Members of genus Thermotoga are hyperthermophile andproficient to metabolize variety of simple to complex carbohydrates including starch (Van Ooteghem et al.
The two species were selected because one is a hyperthermophile, meaning it thrives under extremely hot temperatures, and the other is a thermophile, which thrives under warm temperatures.
Not a great place to set up house--unless you're a hyperthermophile. These heat-loving microbes live on and around vents and use this nasty gas as an energy source to manufacture sugars and starches to nourish themselves.
Leaderless transcripts of the crenarchaeal hyperthermophile Pyrobaculum aerophilum.
In early 1998, investigators announced they had deciphered the complete DNA sequence of Aquifex aeolicus, a bacterium known as a hyperthermophile because it can survive temperatures reaching 95 [degrees] C.