Thermophilic eukaryotic algae are rare in acid hot environments in nature. The sole photosynthetic organisms living in thermal alkaline environments are almost exclusively cyanobacteria. Among algae, only the members of the class Cyanidiophyceae [including the families Cyanidiaceae and Galdieriaceae (Merola et al. 1981)] were found to live in thermal acidic habitats up to 57 °C (Doemel and Brock 1970). The family Cyanidiaceae includes the alga Cyanidium caldarium. For a larger spec trum on these algae, see chapters by Seckbach, Ott and by Sentsova in this volume
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