alkaliphile


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alkaliphile

[′al·kə·lə‚fīl]
(physiology)
An organism that prefers or is able to withstand an alkaline environment (pH value above 9).
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Mohsin and colleagues have been studied in 2011 on protease-producing bacteria isolated from different soil, this study isolated alkaliphile Bacillus that its enzymatic activity was in pH: 11.
a Diazotrophic, Low Salt-Tolerant Alkaliphile Isolated from Mongolian Soda Soil, International Journal of Systematic Evoutionary Microbiology 58: 2459-2464.
The strong positive influence by garlic mustard density on Armadillidiidae, potentially classified as alkaliphiles (van Straalen & Verhoef 1997), is likely related to an increase in soil and litter pH in garlic mustard colonized areas (Rodgers et al.
Alkaliphiles are those microorganisms which grow optimally at pH value above 9.
Extremophiles can be classified into thermophiles, psychrophiles, acidophiles, alkaliphiles, halophiles, and others [6].
Novel application of Kcarrageenan: As a gelling agent in microbiological media to study biodiversity of extreme alkaliphiles.
Nevertheless there are bacterial strains which can thrive outside this limit which belongs to the group of acidophiles (grows in lower pH) or alkaliphiles (grows in higher pH).