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  • n. An organism that lives and thrives in an extremely hot environment, such as a deep sea smoker vent; often a member of the Archaea.


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From hyper- +‎ thermophile.


  • The scientists propose, then, that crenarchaeal viruses have simply maintained their originally diverse morphologies, whereas viruses of non-hyperthermophile hosts (including other crenarchaeal viruses) have not.

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  • Analysis of the "tree of life" derived from ribosomal RNA has led to the suggestion that the common ancestor of all life was a hyperthermophile (an organism adapted to very high temperatures)


  • Archaea is bacteria's most recent common ancestor - it was most likely hyperthermophile, an organism that thrived in extremely hot environments, approximately 2.5 - 3.2 billion years ago.

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  • According to the judge’s logic, an isolated polymerase with extremely desirable and previously unexpected properties obtained from a previously uncharacterized hyperthermophile in the bottom of the ocean would also be unpatentable.

    Court Rejects Gene Patent - The Panda's Thumb


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