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Change in Temperature Affecting Growth

1. What potential hazards do psychrophiles pose?

2. In what ways might an microorganism's ability to grow at low or high temperatures be reflected in the structure or expression of various proteins?

3. How might microorganisms growing in the soil or water adapt to seasonal changes in temperature?

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1. Psychrophiles are organisms which are capable of surviving at "extreme" conditions such as high temperature or high/low pH. Since many of our sterilization methods rely on inducing such extreme conditions to kill off organisms which we don't want, psychrophiles can very likely survive such processes. In this sense, they ...

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