Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bacterium or other microorganism that grows best at higher than normal temperatures.
- ‘As described above, the molecular machinery of thermophiles works in ways we don't yet completely understand.’
- ‘In particular, these findings are elucidative to understand mechanisms of thermal adaptation of thermophiles, and for developing thermostable enzymes for biotechnological applications.’
- ‘In contrast, we here extended a similar search with respect to a group consisting of both thermophiles and hyperthermophiles i.e. the currently 3 organisms with optimal growth temperatures between 55 and 80°C were included.’
- ‘The proteins of thermophiles appear to be reinforced by special sequences of amino acids, and have increased ion-pair content buried inside the protein, which, it has been argued, leads to greater intrinsic stability.’
- ‘For example, thermophiles are organisms that live under conditions of extreme high temperature.’
- ‘The genome of halobacterium and thermophiles will give insight into new sorts of biochemistry.’
- ‘A preeminent expert on thermophiles, Karl Stetter, a man responsible for naming a good fraction of the archaea, used some of the language of the DNA world, but clearly wanted to point to its limitations.’
- ‘Previous comparisons of high-resolution crystal structures of enzymes with the same fold and function in mesophiles, thermophiles and hyperthermophiles have revealed a number of potentially stabilizing features.’
- ‘Back on the boat, Craig told me a little more about his forays to collect thermophiles on the ocean floor.’
- ‘However, in that analysis, 10% of the bacteria but 78% of the archaea were thermophiles.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.