halophile


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halophile

[′hal·ə‚fīl]
(biology)
An organism that requires high salt concentrations for growth and maintenance.
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One remedy for the removal of these xenobiotic compounds in the saline environment is the use of halophiles which are adapted to live in such saline conditions.
Structure du peuplement des invertebres des zones halophiles de la Baie de Somme (Manche orientale).
It includes the Eocytes that like to grow in boiling sulfuric acid, the extreme halophiles that you'd find in the Dead Sea or the Great Salt Lake and the methanogens, which are incredibly oxygen-intolerant.
Among bacteria, the Halophiles in comparison to the extensive uses of extremozymes from thermophiles and alkaliphiles, very few Halophilic enzymes have thus far found applications in industries and biotechnology [5, 7].
Notable groups of Archaea include thermophiles and hyperthermophiles (which can tolerate high temperatures), halophiles (which can tolerate high salt concentrations), and methanogens (which produce methane, a greenhouse gas, as part of their metabolism).