psychrophile

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psychrophile

[′sī·krə‚fīl]
(biology)
An organism that thrives at low temperatures.
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The largest number of species overall was found in the area near the embayment, including many that are common to freshwater environments, as well as marine species, psychrophiles and thermophiles.
Psychrophiles though present in fewer number in the samples could bring about significant spoilage of the fish.
Some specific topics discussed include enzyme function at low temperatures in psychrophiles, alkaline adaptation of proteins, and organic solvent- stable enzymes.