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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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jejuni is a thermophile and grows optimally at 42[degrees]C, it is more sensitive to heat treatments than other enteropathogenic bacteria (11).
Despite the mesophilic is more similar to hyperthermophilic across the structure as a whole, the reducing end of the cleft is an area where there are substantial sequence differences between the mesophile and thermophile. It has been reported that the reducing end is both the area of greatest main chain movement on substrate binding and the area of greatest difference in substrate or product binding strength between the hyperthermophilic and mesophilic enzymes.
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HAP phytase from Sporotrichum thermophile showed that surface charge distribution and a high density of hydrophilic amino acids on the surface contribute to the thermal stability of phytase [56].
CtCel6 shared 78% identity with Myceliophthora thermophile GH6 protein (XP_003664525), 73% identity with Thielavia terrestris GH6 protein (XP_003650908) and 72% identity with Magnaporthe oryzae exoglucanase-6A (XP_003710956).
Temperature was also an influential factor in enzymatic production and it may be related to thermophile or mesophile characteristics of the fungus used.
at 30[degrees]C [12, 13, 24, 26], and the fungus Sporotrichum thermophile at 45[degrees] C [23].
tequilana bagasse and in organic materials of garden trees (Cabanas-Vargas, 2005), which is attributed to the consumption of the short-chain organic acids by thermophile bacteria in the interior of the piles of the material in decomposition process (Nakasaki et al., 1993; Sundberg et al., 2004).
Divalent metal adsorption by the thermophile Anoxybacillus flavithermus in single and multi-metal systems.
Superoxide dismutase from the eukaryotic thermophile Alvinella pompejana: structures, stability, mechanism, and insights into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
An enzyme cellulase is extracted from the fungus Chaetomium thermophile at National Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE) Faisalabad.