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halophile

[′hal·ə‚fīl]
(biology)
An organism that requires high salt concentrations for growth and maintenance.
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The present study was carried out to determine the potential of halophilic microbes from soil to precipitate carbonate and biofilm formation which may be helpful for alleviation of soil salinity.
It has recently been considered as an extreme ecosystem including halophilic microorganisms [19].
Among the topics are welding modes and their influence on the adhesions, the impact of organo-silicone modifiers on the properties of ethylene copolymers, hexagonal structures in physical chemistry and physiology, halophilic microorganisms from saline wastes of Starobin potash deposit, and peptides of a plant origin exerting hepato-protective properties.
Vibrio vulnificus is a halophilic, motile, curve-shaped, gram negative rod whose preferred habitat is a considerably warm, estuarine environment.
philomiragia is halophilic and appears to be ubiquitous in marine habitats in northern Europe (4).
A decrease in PE of the PM and an increase in PG have been also reported in salt tolerant buffalo grass clone (Lin & Wu, 1996) and halophilic cyanobacteria Aphanothece halophytica (Ritter & Yopp, 1993).
Prairie dog colonies (Cynomis mexicanus) were also widely used with the dominant vegetation in these halophilic grasslands consisting largely of villous muhly (Muhlenbergia villiflora), creeping muhly (M.
It is speculated the pink color comes from a dye created by the organisms Dunaliella salina and Halobacteria or from red halophilic bacteria in the salt crust.
Some scientists speculate that the pink colour might be a reaction of sea salt and sodium bicarbonate or cause by red halophilic bacteria in the salt crusts.
Halophilic microorganisms can be easily grouped according to their requirements for NaCl for growth (Larsen, 1986).