Extremophiles

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Extremophiles

Survivor Plants

These types of plants are nature's true survivors. They are able to sustain a healthy growth in the harshest of conditions. Whether it is climate, predatory or nutrient poor soils; extremophiles have adapted in various ways to ensure their survival. For example, some plants can survive in the coldest or driest of climates, meaning that they are able to make the most of their environment. They can live off of minimal resources, as they are scarce in these types of climates. Adaptations such as a more effective root system or protective coating have allowed these species to live many generations and spread to various parts of the globe. Other plants should be using extremophiles as a benchmark as an ideal plant because they have proven themselves as the best at what they do.

Some classifications of extremophiles can be segmented by temperature, pressure, pH levels, radiation levels, chemical extremes, chemical deficiencies, and salt levels. Different types of plants are living and flourishing in various levels of each classification and have adapted to do so in a very efficient manner.

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Here are some examples of extremophiles:

Tiburon Jewelflower by Eric
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Bearberry by Patrick
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Resurrection Fern by Tyler
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Queen of the Night by Rory
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