One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A microorganism, especially an archaean, that lives in conditions of extreme temperature, acidity, alkalinity, or chemical concentration.
- ‘Microbes are microscopic organisms that can thrive in seemingly inhospitable environments and are sometimes referred to as extremophiles.’
- ‘Studies of extremophiles have revealed that terrestrial life occupies virtually every imaginable habitat where liquid water, chemical nutrients, and simple forms of energy coexist.’
- ‘Even right here on Earth, new categories of organisms, collectively called extremophiles, thrive in conditions inimical to human beings.’
- ‘However, for many poorly studied microbes, such as the increasing number of completely sequenced extremophiles, this approach may provide valuable information on their ecology that cannot be obtained otherwise.’
- ‘Ongoing discoveries of extremophiles on Earth continue to inform all of us of how much there is to learn about life.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.