How Are Microorganisms Classified On the Basis of Temperature?

On the basis of temperature microorganisms can be classified as:

  • Psychrophiles: Cold-loving microbes.
  • Mesophiles: Microbes that can survive in moderate temperatures.
  • Thermophiles: Microbes that can survive in high temperatures.
  • Hyperthermophiles: These can survive at temperatures 80-113℃.
  • Psychrotrophs: These can grow at temperatures 15-20℃.

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