• spores
  • Between 10,000 and 100,000 spores of the original 50 million survived and when mixed with red sandstone, nearly all survived, suggesting that even meteorites a centimeter in diameter can carry life from one planet to another, if they completed the journey within a few years. (dailygalaxy.com)
  • genes
  • Genes transferred from distant phylogenetic sources, such as eubacteria, may be potential targets for therapeutic drugs owing to their phylogenetic distance or the lack of homologs in the host. (biomedcentral.com)
  • found
  • Some strains of B. longum were found to have high tolerance for gastric acid and bile, suggesting that these strains would be able to survive the gastrointestinal tract to colonize the lower small and large intestines. (wikipedia.org)
  • optimal
  • T. naphthophila is a hyperthermophile with an optimal temperature of 80°C (176°F), but can survive in 48-86°C (118.4-186.8°F). According to a 16S rDNA sequence analysis, its 1,809,823 GC content was 46.1 mol% which increases thermostability of the DNA. (wikipedia.org)
  • example
  • For example, the microorganism Ferroplasma aci-diphilum -needs a large amount of iron to survive, quantities that would kill most other life forms. (howstuffworks.com)
  • cells
  • E. coli cells with mutations in the surE gene survive poorly in stationary phase [ PMID: 11709173 ]. (ebi.ac.uk)