Hyperthermophile as the most Primitive Life

Abstract Thermophilic microorganisms grow optimally above 45°C and inhabit environments with higher temperatures such as hot springs, terrestrial solfatara, deep-sea hydrothermal vents, and composting organic matter. Extreme thermophiles, also known as hyperthermophiles, grow optimally above 80°C; these species are distributed throughout the archaeal and bacterial domains and are positioned near […]