Hyperthermophile

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A hyperthermopile is an organism that grows at very hot temperatures, optimally in environments above 80°C[1]. Some of the most resilient hyperthermophiles can be found on the interior of black smoker chimneys, which are formed from the precipitation of metals and sulphides when hydrothermal fluid rushes from vents in the sea floor[2].

References:

  1. Stolz, JF; Oremland, RS (2011). Microbial metal and metalloid metabolism advances and applications. Washington DC: ASM Press. 39.
  2. Stolz, JF; Oremland, RS (2011). Microbial metal and metalloid metabolism advances and applications. Washington DC: ASM Press. 39.
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