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Xerophiles are extremophile organisms that can grow and reproduce in conditions with almost no water.

Many moulds and yeasts are xerophilic. Mould growth on bread is an example of food spoilt by a xerophilic fungus.

Examples:

  • Trichosporonoides nigrescens.
  • Cacti are also a type of xerophile.
  • Tardigrades can survive for almost a decade without exposure to water.
  • Soil microbes of the Atacama Desert

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