facultative anaerobe


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anaerobe

 [an´er-ōb]
an organism that lives and grows in the absence of molecular oxygen.(See accompanying table.) adj., adj anaero´bic.
facultative anaerobe a microorganism that can live and grow with or without molecular oxygen.
obligate anaerobe an organism that can grow only in the complete absence of molecular oxygen.

fac·ul·ta·tive an·aer·obe

an anaerobe that can grow in the presence of air or under conditions of reduced oxygen tension.

facultative anaerobe

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

fac·ul·ta·tive an·aer·obe

(fak'ŭl-tā'tiv an'ăr-ōb)
An anaerobe that grows in the presence of air or under conditions of reduced oxygen tension.

facultative anaerobe

A microorganism able to flourish equally well both in the presence and absence of free oxygen.

anaerobe

an organism that lives and grows in the absence of molecular oxygen.

facultative anaerobe
a microorganism that can grow with or without molecular oxygen.
obligate anaerobe
an organism that can grow only in the complete absence of molecular oxygen.