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Any of various organisms, especially certain archaea, bacteria, and fungi, that thrive at low temperatures between about 10°C and 20°C.

psy′chro·phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk) adj.
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(Biology) (esp of bacteria) showing optimum growth at low temperatures
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inermis) extract on beef meat quality during chilled storage (4 [degrees]C), and concluded that the combined coating (gelatin + extract) increased the shelf life of meat by decreasing the total and psychrophilic vial bacteria counts at the end of storage (8 days).
The organisms isolated in this study are mostly mesophilic, but they can also lead a latent life in psychrophilic.
Total aerobic mesophilic bacteria (TAMB) and total aerobic psychrophilic bacteria (TAPB) were determined using Plate Count Agar (PCA, Merck, 1.05463) after incubation for 24-48 hours at 37[degrees]C and for 10 days at 7[degrees]C, respectively (Baumgard, 1986).
Normally, it is a stenothermal and psychrophilic form and, according to different sources, inhabits waterbodies with temperatures ranging from 10[degrees] to 19[degrees]C (Sarvala 1979a).
Occurrence of psychrophilic and halophilic histamine--forming bacteria (N--group bacteria) on / in red med fish.
Lower TVB count of meat of lambs fed buckwheat TMR was expected because of finding of Maqsood et al [33], who reported lower mesosphilic bacterial count of camel meat after treating tannic and gallic acids and catechin, and lower psychrophilic bacterial count of camel meat after treating with tannic and gallic acids after 9 d of refrigerated storage.
In the present study, we describe a new type of whole-organism behavior for sponges-stolonial movement observed in the psychrophilic marine sponge Amphilectus lobatus--both in nature and in the laboratory.
Anaerobic treatment is possible at all three temperature ranges (psychrophilic, mesophilic, and thermophilic); however, low temperature generally leads to a decline in the maximum specific growth rate and methanogenic activity [39, 70, 71].
In contrast to our study, "Ferrentino [10]" was reported that the optimal conditions to obtain about 3.0, 1.6, and 2.5 log (CFU/g) reductions of a aerobic, psychrophilic, and lactic acid bacteria in cubed cooked ham were sc C[O.sub.2] processing at 12 MPa, 50[degrees]C, 5 min.
Comparisons between the structures of IDHs from thermophilic eubacteria Clostridium thermocellum and psychrophilic Desulfotalea psychrophila show a locking mechanism of the large domain to the small domain by moving the helix module including a11 [32, 33].
Molecular adaptations in psychrophilic bacteria: potential for biotechnological applications.