hyperthermophile


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hyperthermophile

[‚hī·pər′thər·mə‚fīl]
(microbiology)
An extremophile that thrives in high-temperature (above 60°C or 140°F) environments.
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APUs enzymes discovered from hyperthermophiles are replacing the use of other amylolytic enzymes in starch industry.
Since many archaea are also hyperthermophiles and may be the most ancient life-forms on the planet, the investigators speculate that the archaea gave genes to A.
Some scientists liken these creatures, called hyperthermophiles, to the earliest forms of life on Earth.
Selective Phylogenetic Analysis Targeted at 16S rRNA Genes of Thermophiles and Hyperthermophiles in Deep-Subsurface Geothermal Environments.
CCA-adding enzymes and poly(A) polymerases are all members of the same nucleotidyltransferase superfamily: characterization of the CCA-adding enzyme from the archaeal hyperthermophile Sulfolobus shibatae.
Key words: xylose isomerases thermotogales hyperthermophiles INTRODUCTION
However, the processes behind these HGT remain mysterious, especially for hyperthermophiles.
Atomi, "Recent progress towards the application of hyperthermophiles and their enzymes," Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, vol.
The sulfide-rich water jets create chimneylike structures around each superheated plume, supporting a rich ecosystem of hyperthermophiles (the environment can be about 230 degrees Fahrenheit) that survive on chemosynthesis (converting sulfides into energy).
So these microbes known as hyperthermophiles may have existed on Mars when the planet was much warmer than it is now," he added.
Optimization of Galactoligosaccharide production from lactose using [beta]--glycosidases from Hyperthermophiles.