anaerobe

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Related to obligate anaerobes: Facultative anaerobes, Methanogens
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an organism (especially a bacterium) that does not require air or free oxygen to live

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Many of the identified phyla, including Bacteroidetes, Firmicutes, and Verrucomicrobia, are primarily obligate anaerobes.
Bacteria of the genera Clostridia are gram-positive, obligate anaerobes that include C.
Thus, mono-culture of gramnegative bacteria and obligate anaerobes prevailed in our patients that were characteristic for severe intraabdominal infections.
The enhanced effect of ozonated water on the anaerobes could be because the obligate anaerobes are sensitive to and become inactive in oxygen-rich conditions.
Clindamycin, a chlorine-substituted derivative of lincomycin, is effective against gram-positive cocci and obligate anaerobes.
The two contracts cover the development of drugs that utilize obligate anaerobes and nonpathogenic bacteria, traits which are characteristic of Bifidobacterium, a human intestinal tract bacterium.
Molan8 further observes that clostridia, being obligate anaerobes, would be unlikely to survive in the presence of hydrogen peroxide produced in honey wound dressings.