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  • Definition: Halophiles live in highly saline environments, such as the Great Salt Lake and the Dead Sea. Some species merely tolerate salinity, while others require an environment that is several times saltier than seawater.

    Source: Campbell, Neil A., & Reece, Jane B. Biology (7th edition), 2005.

  • Example: Halophiles are salt-loving extremophiles (halo in Greek means salt).

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