Hyperthermophiles Withstand 212 Degrees.

In 2003, a bacterium that can live in a high temperature environment of 212 degrees or higher was discovered.

Its name is “hyperthermophile”.

If this is applied, it may be possible to develop new organic compounds.

If the intracellular proteins can tolerate high temperatures, the organism can live in boiling water.

For example, human blood solidifies in hot water because proteins solidify.

Enzymes are required for the production and decomposition of organic compounds.

Enzymes consist of proteins.

The development of enzymes that can withstand high temperatures using the proteins of hyperthermophile bacteria may lead to the development of new organic compounds.

In addition, all living organisms can be divided into the following three types.

  • Authentic bacteria
  • Archaea
  • Eukaryote

Hyperthermophiles are archaebacteria, which have common ancestral characteristics of all organisms.

So, if this is clarified, this research may develop dramatically.

ScienceDirect: Hyperthermophile

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