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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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Of 200 bacterial species isolated, RFLP grouping revealed 14 groups of aerobes and 9 groups of anaerobes.
On hog carcasses, the mean populations of total aerobes, coliform and Enterobacteriaece before, immediately after, and 24 hours after the steam treatment were 2.
Our review of the nine cases suggests that antibiotic therapy against gram-positive and -negative aerobes and anaerobes should be started empirically and continued until the results of a culture antibiogram are available.
Keflex(R) Capsules (Cephalexin, USP) is a first-generation cephalosporin antibiotic shown to be active against strains of both gram-positive and gram- negative aerobes in vitro and in clinical infections.
In the past, 25 years, clinical trials have demonstrated that to substantially reduce septic complications after elective colon surgery, antibiotics must have activity against both colonic aerobes (e.
Doses of 2 and 3 kGy reduced populations of psychrotrophs by 46%, aerobes by 62%, and lactic acid bacteria by 68%.
These bacteria are all facultative aerobes, meaning that they are oxygen tolerant.
Although all aerobes will not grow on any one specific growth medium, the trending of these numbers will indicate whether there is a difference in biological activity.
Gram-negative aerobes are those that we generally carry with us enterically.
Human breast milk, which contains bioactive components that encourage the growth of intestinal bifidobacteria in infants, may alter bacterial antagonism for essential nutrients and impede overgrowth of undesirable aerobes.