mesophile

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mesophile

[′mez·ə‚fīl]
(biology)
An organism, as certain bacteria, that grows at moderate temperature.
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Bacterial counts as high as 107 were observed for aerobic mesophiles and halophiles.
If, however, the objective is to determine the total surface bioburden, consider incubating the samples at 22[degrees]C for 24, 48, or 72 hours, or all three, to recover psychrophilic organisms, and follow this step with incubation at 36[degrees]C to recover the mesophiles.
In contrast, most fungi are considered mesophiles, growing optimally between 15 [degrees] and 30 [degrees] C (59 [degrees]-86 [degrees] F) (8).