aerobe

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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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4 billion years ago and subsequent changes toward an aerobic metabolism, have global significance and therefore might be expected to be evident in all aerobic organisms at specific developmental stage(s) according to their phylogenetic trajectory.
These responses comprise a highly evolved system of protective physiology that is conserved across aerobic organisms.
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.