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Question: what is the most extreme temperature the extremeophile can tolerate?
biology, extreme, temperature
Asked by Sarah to Francesca on 13 Nov 2014. This question was also asked by AoifeR.
answered on 13 Nov 2014:
Some can tolerate 122°C! That’s above boiling point of water!
AoifeR commented on 19 Nov 2014:
what is extremopholic
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Francesca commented on 19 Nov 2014:
Hi Aoife, it’s a term we use to identify those organisms that live in very inhospitable environments like iceblocks, volcanic vents, the dead sea, they are vry fascinating organisms becasue they manage to adapt to living conditions that are unthinkable for more evolved species!
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