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An organism that requires a saline environment.

hal′o·phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk), ha·loph′i·lous (hă-lŏf′ə-ləs) adj.
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(Biology) an organism that thrives in an extremely salty environment, such as the Dead Sea
ˌhaloˈphilic, haˈlophilous adj
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(ˈhæl əˌfaɪl)

an organism that requires a salt-rich environment.
hal`o•phil′ic (-ˈfɪl ɪk) ha•loph•i•lous (hæˈlɒf ə ləs) adj.
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Noun1.halophile - archaebacteria requiring a salt-rich environment for growth and survival
archaebacteria, archaebacterium, archaeobacteria, archeobacteria - considered ancient life forms that evolved separately from bacteria and blue-green algae
halobacter, halobacteria, halobacterium - halophiles in saline environments such as the Dead Sea or salt flats
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The dataset in Pedotransfer Rule 21 for soil organic carbon (C; Cultivated, HG; Halophile Grassland, MG; Managed Grassland, Nl; No Information, SN; Semi-natural); (a) soil map; (b) accumulated mean temperature; and (c) regrouped land use class.
this cDNA fragment (approximately 500 bp) have an amino acid sequence with 85% homology to the Salt Overly Sensitive 1 (SOS1) gene of the glycophyte Arabidopsis thaliana (access number, AF256224) (SHI et al., 2000) (Figure 1) and 81% homology to Pisum sativum, Thellungiella halophile, and Brassica napus.
TSCPVG, a moderate halophile, had the highest activity retained at 60[degrees]C whereas 83% of activity retained at 55[degrees]C and 61% of activity retained at 50[degrees]C, respectively [12].
Nieto, 2000.Production and biochemical characterization of an a-amylase from the moderate halophile Halomonas meridian.
Photosynthesis and pigments influenced by light intensity and salinity in the halophile Dunaliella salina (Chlorophyla).
Professor Michael Blaber and his team produced data supporting the idea that 10 amino acids believed to exist on Earth around 4 billion years ago were capable of forming foldable proteins in a high-salt (halophile) environment.
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Materials required: for each group of 2-4 students, one envelope with labeled pictures (readily downloaded from the Internet) of the following organisms: cyanobacteria, Gram-positive bacteria, methanogen, halophile, thermophile, ciliate, flagellate, conifer, angiosperm, mushroom, mold, mammal, and arthropod.