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aerobe

[′e‚rōb]
(biology)
An organism that requires air or free oxygen to maintain its life processes.
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This study demonstrated that aerobic organisms are predominant isolates in these infections.
The ultimate conclusion is that aerobic organisms could not exist until photosynthesis occurred.
In these 87 isolates obtained from 72 culture positive samples, 65 were aerobic organisms (75%) and 22 were obligate anaerobes (25%).
The lack of oxygen is the reason why the dominant organisms (phototrophic bacterioplankton and some ciliates) are anaerobic, although some aerobic organisms that tolerate low concentrations of sulphide ions are present in the shallow aerobic layer at the top.
In aerobic organisms, chlorophyll molecules, along with carotenoids, are usually bound to proteins that are integrated in the thylakoid membrane.
A biofilter, using aerobic organisms, then devours and digests the waste, leaving nearly pure water.
Aerobic organisms can degrade only lightly chlorinated PCBs.
Previous studies typically show a polymicrobial infection with both anaerobic and aerobic organisms present.
These responses comprise a highly evolved system of protective physiology that is conserved across aerobic organisms.
Anaerobic bacteria are always associated with aerobic organisms as mixed infection.
The MIT researchers found evidence that tiny aerobic organisms may have evolved to survive on extremely low levels of the gas in these undersea oases.
7) Alsoub and Chacko found that the most frequently isolated aerobic organisms were Bacteroides spp, streptococci, and staphylococci.