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

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