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surviving and growing in small amounts of air; said of anaerobic microorganisms.
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adjective Referring to the ability to survive in the presence of O2, as in facultative anaerobes, which don’t require O2 for survival but are not harmed by its presence.
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adjective Referring to the ability to survive in the presence of O2, as in facultative anaerobes, which don't require O2 for survival, but are not harmed by its presence
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Able to survive in the presence of oxygen; said of some anaerobic microorganisms.
[aero- + tolerant]
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jejuni strains with aerotolerant and hyperaerotolerant strains, the aerotolerant and hyperaerotolerant strains survived for longer periods on chicken at refrigeration temperatures in the air.
Lactobacillus plantarum strains are increasingly promising as potential probiotics as aerotolerant strains that could be included as additives in pelletized or fermented feeding [33, 39].
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We propose a testable hypothesis: cilia and other undulipodia evolved from aerotolerant, sulfide-oxidizing, RB-forming free-living mud spirochetes (approximately 0.25 [micro]m wide X10-12 [micro] m long) comparable to extant components of the "Thiodendron" consortium of Dubinina and her colleagues (Dubinina et al., 2010; Margulis et al., 2006).
can be differentiated from other Campylobacter-like bacteria by two distinctive features: They grow at 15[degrees]C, and they are aerotolerant (Wesley 1997).
faecalis is an aerotolerant anaerobe, which survives and grows in air in the presence of oxygen, but metabolizes carbohydrates by employing fermentation rather than respiration, the explanation for the ROS-sensitivity of cells kept in water within a brass vessel must lie with the second of these two possibilities.
Using the terminology of Chapman and Gest (1983), these models generally assume that the host was anaerobic, but may have been aerotolerant. In other words, although the host may have been able to survive and grow in the presence of oxygen, it did not use [O.sub.2] for energy conversion.
However, should the cell suffer a long-term stress, it becomes an aerotolerant anaerobe (6,7) and continues to live through a process called fermentation even if oxygen is present.
The LAB belong to a group of Gram-positive, low guanine-cytosine (G+C) containing, nonmotile, nonspore-forming, aerotolerant bacteria that ferment hexoses to lactic acid [15].
It is an aerotolerant anaerobic bacterium that can ferment sugars and produce large quantities of glucans as well as acids, initiating demineralization and promoting the development of dental caries.
Anaerobic actinomycetes are fastidious and aerotolerant species that grow slowly on rich media and provide pinpoint colonies after a 1-week culture period; they are also difficult to identify by using phenotypic methods.
These cells become aerotolerant cells, as they make energy without oxygen, and unlike obligate anaerobes, they are not poisoned by oxygen.