microaerophilic

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microaerophilic

[¦mī·krō¦er·ə¦fil·ik]
(microbiology)
Pertaining to those microorganisms requiring free oxygen but in very low concentration for optimum growth.
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Remanella and Loxodes) are microaerophiles (Finlay and Fenchel, 1989; Fenchel and Finlay, 1991).
The chocolate agar plates were incubated under anaerobic conditions in an anaerobic jar for the possible isolation of microaerophiles.
Three neutrophilic microbial groups contribute to Fe(III) mineral formation: microaerophiles, phototrophs and nitrate-reducing Fe(II)-oxidizers.