Thermophiles: Definition, Examples & Application


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The word thermophile means:

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1. All of the following are members of the Archaea Domain, except:

2. We have found thermophiles:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Thermophiles are important to be familiar with when studying biology and the relationship between organisms and heat, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of their characteristics and functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on various facets of thermophiles, including:

  • Definition of thermophile
  • The Archaea Domain
  • Where thermophiles have been found
  • Uses of thermophiles
  • Thermophile enzymes

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define thermophile
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between organisms that are and aren't members of the Archaea Domain
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what thermophiles can be used for as well as thermophile enzymes

Additional Learning

To learn more about thermophile organisms, review the accompanying lesson on Thermophiles: Definition, Examples & Application. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define thermophile and extremophile
  • Familiarize yourself with members of the Archaea Domain
  • Know the uses of thermophiles and their enzymes