thermoacidophile


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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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Blum, "Metal resistance and lithoautotrophy in the extreme thermoacidophile Metallosphaera sedula," Journal of Bacteriology, vol.
Wheaton et al., "Role of an archaeal PitA transporter in the copper and arsenic resistance of Metallosphaera sedula, an extreme thermoacidophile," 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?