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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An organism (especially a bacterium) that does not require air or free oxygen to live.

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  • Another example is Clostridium thermocellulum, a thermophilic anaerobe that can utilize cellulose (MIT process).
  • ~ -- The question as to whether the organism under observation is (a) an obligate aerobe, (b) a facultative anaerobe, or
  • Yeast is a facultative anaerobe--that does not mean, however, that it does not appreciate a breath of oxygen now and then.
  • As a result of these rapid subcultures, the facultative anaerobe will be secured in pure culture at about the third or fourth generation. for more
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