mesophile

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mesophile

[′mez·ə‚fīl]
(biology)
An organism, as certain bacteria, that grows at moderate temperature.
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Role and contribution of pure and mixed cultures of mesophiles in bioleaching of a pyritic chalcopyrite concentrate.
Bacterial counts as high as 107 were observed for aerobic mesophiles and halophiles.
Role y contribution of pure y mixed cultures of mesophiles in bioleaching of a pyritic chalcopyrite concentrate.
The microbiological quality of hamburger of chicken (HP) elaborated in artisan and industrial form was evaluated by means of the determination of mesophiles aerobics (AM), total coliforms (CT), fecal coliforms (CF) Escherichia coli (EC) and Salmonella's presence, following methodologies of the Venezuelan Commission of Industrial Norms (COVENIN).
1972-- Premiere contribution a l'etude des pelouses mesophiles et des groupements hygrophiles du Monte Pollino (Calabre) -- Phyton 14: 271-280.
If, however, the objective is to determine the total surface bioburden, consider incubating the samples at 22[degrees]C for 24, 48, or 72 hours, or all three, to recover psychrophilic organisms, and follow this step with incubation at 36[degrees]C to recover the mesophiles.
In contrast, most fungi are considered mesophiles, growing optimally between 15 [degrees] and 30 [degrees] C (59 [degrees]-86 [degrees] F) (8).
The new microorganisms included not only mesophiles (needing a moderate amount of heat to grow), but also thermophiles (needing higher temperatures to grow).