obligate 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.

ob·li·gate aer·obe

an organism that cannot live or grow in the absence of oxygen.

obligate aerobe

an organism that cannot grow in the absence of oxygen. Compare facultative aerobe. See also aerobe.

ob·li·gate aer·obe

(ob'li-găt ār'ōb)
An organism that cannot live or grow in the absence of oxygen.

obligate aerobe

microorganism that cannot survive in conditions of low oxygen tension

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.