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Title: Xerophile  
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Subject: Extremophile, Forests of the Iberian Peninsula, Artemisia argyi, Mold, Thermus thermophilus
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A xerophile (from Endoliths and halophiles are often xerotolerant.

The common mold and yeast species are xerophilic. Mold growth on bread is an example of food spoilage by xerophilic organisms.

Examples of xerophiles include Trichosporonoides nigrescens[2] and cacti.

See also


  1. ^ "xero-". The New Oxford American Dictionary (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press, Inc. 2005. 
  2. ^ Hocking AD; Pitt JI. (December 1981). "Trichosporonoides nigrescens sp. nov., a new xerophilic yeast-like fungus". Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 47 (5): 411–21.  
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