psychrophile

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psychrophile

[′sī·krə‚fīl]
(biology)
An organism that thrives at low temperatures.
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The researches on low temperature anaerobic digestion for methane production are mainly concentrated on low temperature acclimatized mesophiles which are psychrotrophs not exact psychrophiles (Kashyap et al.
Extremophiles can be classified into thermophiles, psychrophiles, acidophiles, alkaliphiles, halophiles, and others [6].
Psychrophiles, or organisms that live in extreme cold, were found, along with heat-loving thermophiles, which suggests the presence of hydrothermal vents deep in the lake.
The extreme- ophiles majorly include; Halophiles, Thermophiles, Barophiles, Psychrophiles and Acidophiles [2].
Many psychrophiles and psychrotolerant microorganisms like Listeria monocytogens, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus species, Salmonella species, Shigella species, Streptococus spp.