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.

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.
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Smith was the first person to use the fermentation tube to study bacterial physiology and classification, especially focusing on the details for differentiating aerobes, facultative anaerobes, or anaerobes and on characterizing fresh isolates thought to belong to these groups.
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