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.
This category has the following 18 subcategories, out of 18 total.
- ► Halophiles (46 P)
- ► Lithophiles (3 P)
- ► Metallotolerants (3 P)
- ► Radiodurants (10 P)
- ► Sulphophiles (4 P)
- ► Xerophiles (8 P)
Pages in category "Extremophiles"
The following 24 pages are in this category, out of 24 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).