from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, or relating to a halophile
  • adj. living and thriving in an environment of high salinity


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Vibrio vulnificus lives in warm seawater and is "halophilic" -- requiring salt.

    NSF News

  • The halophilic salt-loving archaeon Haloquadratum walsbyi is, of course, both.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • It is likely that production time may be further reduced if strongly halophilic, proteolytic, and thermophilic Bacillus and Pediococcus species used in the laboratory can be used in production.

    17 Using Mixed Starter Cultures for Thai Nham

  • Such integrated utilization of photosynthetic products will certainly assume growing importance, and is a feature of many advanced processes like the Israeli production of glycerol from halophilic algae.

    Chapter 29

  • "This is an exciting possibility for those of us studying salt-loving halophilic micro-organisms here on Earth, since it opens the possibility that these kinds of hearty bugs may also inhabit our neighbouring planet," he said.

    BBC News - Home

  • SM-A87 accumulates organic osmolytes in the cell, so its extracelluar proteins are more halophilic than its intracellular proteins.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • This article provides evidence for identification of halophilic microbes as the major cause of fish spoilage, and is one of the earliest publications in the field of halophile microbiology.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • S, Allers T, Spohn G, Soppa J (2006) Regulated polyploidy in halophilic archaea.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Preliminary sequence data from this mixture included no reads from the halophilic archaeon,

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • In the high - salinity ponds, the Dunaliella algae produce a red color and halophilic bacteria (i.e., organisms requiring a salty environment) contribute a purplish-red color.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Living and thriving in an environment of high salinity.

    December 13, 2007