mesophile


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mesophile

[′mez·ə‚fīl]
(biology)
An organism, as certain bacteria, that grows at moderate temperature.
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Lab M's Iron Sulphite Agar is a versatile medium that can be used with the standard industry methodologies - Deep-Shake Culture or Attenborough and Scarr membrane filter methods and can be incubated at temperatures suitable for the detection of thermophiles or mesophiles.
We maintained cultures at 37[degrees]C to allow for the growth of most mesophiles, which flourish at a range of 20-45[degrees]C, and because bacteria that are obligate commensals of humans would grow best at this temperature.
Bacterial counts as high as 107 were observed for aerobic mesophiles and halophiles.