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Thermophilia are bacteria (or archea) which are a subgroup of the extremophils. Thermophilia live in hot water between 45°C and 122°C.

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Why do the most structurally well-characterized bacterial RNA polymerases belong to thermophiles?

From Lewin's Genes (11th edition, page 515): The only bacterial RNA polymerases for which high-resolution crystal structures have been solved, however, are from two thermophilic bacterial species, ...
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Health benefits & enzymes different between Thermophilic and Mesophilic Probiotic cultures?

Is there a difference between the Enzymes produced by Thermophilic vs Mesophilic Probiotic cultures ? are there any other differences in health benefits between the two types of cultures ?
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Stability of the chromosomes of thermophilic bacteria

We know thermophiles — generally archaebacteria — can survive high temperature, but their genomic DNA also contains hydrogen-bonded nitrogen bases. Why don't they collapse like ordinary hydrogen bonds?...
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Thermophilic yoghurt bacteria survivability in the gut

Would they mostly not simply perish since they need much higher than body temperatures to thrive? Are mesophilic ones (such as kefir) much better at that and thus have better probiotic functions?
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What are some of the known fungi with heat resistant spores

Are there any fungi whose spores can survive 100+ degrees for 15 minutes and grow in a sugar-deprived medium?