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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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Key words: xylose isomerases thermotogales hyperthermophiles INTRODUCTION
Key words: Archaea hyperthermophile Pyrobaculum calidifontis type II pullulanase hydrolase.
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'.
The physiology and ecology of sulfate- reducing bacteria, methanogenic bacteria, hyperthermophiles, and fermentative and chemolithotrophic bacteria are covered.
According to 16S r-tRNA analysis, hyperthermophiles Archaea and Bacteria are at the root of the Phylogenetic Tree.
These hardy organisms are known as hyperthermophiles because of their extraordinary heat tolerance.
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.
About 60 new species of hyperthermophiles have been discovered since these types of communities were first encountered in the late 1970s in a tectonically active area north of the Galapagos Islands.
Little is known about the effects of heavy metals on hyperthermophiles, specifically hyperthermophilic Archaea.
Heat-loving microbes called hyperthermophiles grow in the walls of undersea vents.
DNA stability at temperatures typical for hyperthermophiles.
The microbes that Stetter discovered, subsequently termed hyperthermophiles (or just thermophiles), were found in areas where mixing of the superheated water with the surrounding seawater produced temperatures close to 100 [degrees] C.