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hyperthermophile

[‚hī·pər′thər·mə‚fīl]
(microbiology)
An extremophile that thrives in high-temperature (above 60°C or 140°F) environments.
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But, hyperthermophiles had colonised all of the Haughton Crater - over 12 miles across and at least 200 metres below the Earth's surface, indicating that they would have been able to live deep underground in the darkness known as the 'deep biosphere'.
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.
A possible application for vent hyperthermophiles stems from their ability to oxidise and leach metals from mineral sulfide ores.
One of the hopes of the research cruise is that new hyperthermophiles will be discovered that leach mineral sulfide ores in the 80 [degrees] C to 100 [degrees] C range, and cultivated to improve the economics of biomining.
It is therefore likely that many more such deposits have stopped `smoking' and are now cold and devoid of the chemical conditions required to support hyperthermophiles and other fauna.
According to an article in the International Herald Tribune, hyperthermophiles are a "goldmine for biotechnology companies, which are isolating, cloning and selling [hyperthermophile] heat-stable enzymes for use in genetic engineering.
Since hyperthermophiles live in deep ocean beds found in international waters, they belong simultaneously to no one and to everyone.
Hyperthermophiles living near the vents would have survived to repopulate the planet.
equitans and other organisms capable of living in extremely hot environments, known as hyperthermophiles, indicates that the evolution of these organisms was an early event and supports the hypothesis of a hot primeval earth.
For example, CloneZyme(TM) libraries include enzymes isolated from hyperthermophiles.
For example, CloneZyme libraries include enzymes isolated from hyperthermophiles.