Recrod thermophile, with references

Karl Fischer tyr-2 at bones.biochem.ualberta.ca
Thu Apr 2 18:30:10 EST 1998


In article <3523BE37.21ED at umich.edu>, Brian Davis <quark at umich.edu> wrote:

> A poster on sci.astro has mentioned a hyperthermophile (discovered by
> Baross?) that was collected at 343 deg-C and grows in the lab at 248
> deg-C and 265 Atm (I'm assuming this was found at a hydrothermal vent).
> Does anyone have a reference for this, or for other hyperthermophiles?
> what is the current record-holder? What are the theoretical limits? To
> my knowledge (I'm a physicist - I'm way out of my league here) the
> record-holder is around 112 deg-C, and I've done some reading that
> implies that this is probably near the limits.
> 
>                                               -Brian Davis

Only thing I could find on medline for Baross was a review and this paper:
Holden JF.  Baross JA.
Enhanced thermotolerance and temperature-induced changes in protein
composition in the hyperthermophilic archaeon ES4.
Journal of Bacteriology.  175(10):2839-43, 1993 May.

karl the hepB guy



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