Single-celled organism

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Last seen on: LA Times Crossword 26 Feb 2018, Monday

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A thermophile is an organism—a type of extremophile—that thrives at relatively high temperatures, between 41 and 122 °C (106 and 252 °F). Many thermophiles are archaea. Thermophilic eubacteria are suggested to have been among the earliest bacteria.

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Thermophiles are found in various geothermally heated regions of the Earth, such as hot springs like those in Yellowstone National Park (see image) and deep sea hydrothermal vents, as well as decaying plant matter, such as peat bogs and compost.

Thermophiles can survive at high temperatures, whereas other bacteria would be damaged and sometimes killed if exposed to the same temperatures.

The enzymes in thermophiles necessarily function at high temperatures. Some of these enzymes are used in molecular biology, for example, heat-stable DNA polymerases for PCR), and in washing agents.

“Thermophile” is derived from the Greek: θερμότητα (thermotita), meaning heat, and Greek: φίλια (philia), love.

Thermophiles can be classified in various ways. One classification sorts these organisms according to their optimal growth temperatures:

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