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    ACIDOPHILE, ALKALIPHILE, ANAEROBE, ENDOLITH, HALOPHILE, METHANOGEN,
     OLIGOTROPH, BAROPHILE, PSYCHROPHILE, THERMOPHILE, TOXITOLERANT,
                                  XEROPHILE

    Can survive at high pressure

    Can survive in extremely dry environments, forms
     thin crusts over soils


    Can withstand and even thrive in acidic environments
     where the pH values range from 1-5

    Can withstand high levels of damaging elements
     (e.g., pools of benzene, nuclear waste, radiation).

    Grows best in a saturated salt environment

    Grows best in high pH values (bases)

    Grows best in the absence of oxygen

    Grows best in very cold temperatures of 15°C and
     lower

    Have optimal growth in very hot temperatures
     between 60 and 108°C

    Lives inside rock or in the pores between mineral
     grains

    Optimal growth in nutrient limited conditions.

    Produces methane from the reaction of hydrogen
     and carbon dioxide

				
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