anaerobe

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Related to facultative anaerobe: ATP, Enterobacteriaceae, Facultative aerobe, Aerotolerant Anaerobe, Gram negative, obligate anaerobes
  • noun

Words related to anaerobe

an organism (especially a bacterium) that does not require air or free oxygen to live

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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.
Most infections are polymicrobial, and culture often yields growth of anaerobes or facultative anaerobes such as streptococcal species.
1) All these species are facultative anaerobes and part of the normal oral microflora.
The definitions for aerobic, anaerobic, and facultative anaerobes will be given and examples of where each type of microbe is used will be illustrated.
Since the vast majority of bacteria that cause clinically significant problems in patients are either aerobes or facultative anaerobes (bacteria that consume oxygen), changes in the level of oxygen in a platelet sample indicate the presence of bacteria.