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Search Results for: extremophile

Extremophile

Definition noun, plural: extremophiles An organism adapted to live and thrive in an environment with extreme conditions such... Read More

Barophile

Definition noun, plural: barophiles An organism that grows in high-pressure environments Supplement A barophile is an... Read More

Acidophile

Definition noun, plural: acidophiles An organism that can or must live in an acidic environment Supplement An acidophile is... Read More

Thermophile

Definition noun, plural: thermophiles An organism that thrives in a habitat at relatively high temperatures, i.e. between 41... Read More

Hyperthermophile

Definition noun, plural: hyperthermophiles An organism that is adapted to live and thrive at temperature as high as 80°C... Read More

Psychrophile

Definition noun, plural: psychrophiles An organism that thrives in cold temperatures, i.e. ranging from −20 °C to +10... Read More

Halophile

Definition noun, plural: halophiles An organism that thrives in an environment of high salinity Supplement A halophile... Read More

Methanogenesis

Definition noun A metabolic process in certain microbes wherein methane is produced Supplement Methanogenesis is a metabolic... Read More

Alkaliphile

Definition noun, plural: alkaliphiles An organism that can live and thrive in an alkaline environment Supplement An... Read More

Pioneer species

You might have come across news of some barren lands turning into luscious grasslands or forests after decades? Or you might... Read More