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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It was suggested that halophiles have more demanding nutritional requirements at high salt concentrations, and hence, complex media containing growth promoting factors may help to stimulate growth of halophilic bacteria at high salt concentrations (3).
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).
Organic osmolytes, the typical product of aerobic eubacterial halophiles, are often accumulated to cytoplasmic concentrations well above 1 mol/kg water.