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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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.
Since hyperthermophiles live in deep ocean beds found in international waters, they belong simultaneously to no one and to everyone.
But, hyperthermophiles had colonised all of the Haughton Crater - over 12 miles across and at least 200 metres below the Earth's surface, indicating that they would have been able to live deep underground in the darkness known as the 'deep biosphere'.
Hyperthermophiles are not only scientific curiosities.
A possible application for vent hyperthermophiles stems from their ability to oxidise and leach metals from mineral sulfide ores.
Little is known about the effects of heavy metals on hyperthermophiles, specifically hyperthermophilic Archaea.
Hyperthermophiles living near the vents would have survived to repopulate the planet.
Heat-loving microbes called hyperthermophiles grow in the walls of undersea vents.
equitans and other organisms capable of living in extremely hot environments, known as hyperthermophiles, indicates that the evolution of these organisms was an early event and supports the hypothesis of a hot primeval earth.
For example, CloneZyme(TM) libraries include enzymes isolated from hyperthermophiles.
For example, CloneZyme libraries include enzymes isolated from hyperthermophiles.