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halophile

[′hal·ə‚fīl]
(biology)
An organism that requires high salt concentrations for growth and maintenance.
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Russell NJ (1989) Adaptive modifications in membranes of halotolerant and halophilic microorganisms.
These condensed accumulations of halophilic bacteria could have been dormant for possibly hundreds of years.
Such differences may also explain that some halophilic species from young and open successional stages (e.
I am a microbiologist by training and, in another life, completed a MS degree working with halophilic (ocean) bacteria.
Zenova GM, Oborotov GV, Norovsuren ZH, Fedotova AV, Yakovleva LV (2007) Halophilic and Alkaliphilic Streptomycetes in Salt-Affected Soils.
Camels habitually prefer halophilic plants such as Atriplex, Salosa and Acacia to meet their physiological requirements of salts [42].
The degradation or transformation of organic pollutants by halophilic and halotolerant microorganisms has received little attention.
We went back and collected DNA sequences from all known halophilic bacteria and compared them to what we had," said Dr Russell Vreeland of West Chester University in Pennsylvania.
This halophilic Gramnegative bacterium causes clinical syndromes that include septicemia, wound infection, and gastroenteritis.
vulnificus is a Gram-negative, halophilic bacterium that causes septicemia and at times death in susceptible individuals through the consumption of raw oysters.