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Extremophiles are organisms that are capable of withstanding extreme environments. Many Archaea are extremophilic. The category name is unfortunate as it calls for subjective judgements on two levels - firstly, the degree of deviation from 'normal' justifying the use of 'extreme', and secondly, whether the organism prefers the environment or merely tolerates it. A more objective approach might be the use of the suffix '-zoa' for the subcategories e.g. Halozoa, Barozoa, Xerozoa etc. and to dispense with Category:Extremophiles altogether or rename it to a more objective term.

Pages in category "Extremophiles"

The following 4 pages are in this category, out of 4 total.

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