facultative aerobe


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aerobe

 [ār´ōb]
a microorganism that lives and grows in the presence of free oxygen. adj., adj aero´bic.
facultative aerobe one that can live in the presence of oxygen, but does not require it.
obligate aerobe one that cannot live without oxygen.

facultative aerobe

an organism that is able to grow under anaerobic conditions but that develops most rapidly in an aerobic environment. Compare obligate aerobe. See also aerobe.

facultative aerobe

A microorganism normally reproducing without free oxygen (an anaerobe) which can sometimes grow in the presence of oxygen.

aerobe

a microorganism that grows in the presence of free oxygen and utilizes oxygen for oxidative phosphorylation.

facultative aerobe
one that can live in the presence of oxygen.
obligate aerobe
one that cannot live without oxygen.
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