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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Three neutrophilic microbial groups contribute to Fe(III) mineral formation: microaerophiles, phototrophs and nitrate-reducing Fe(II)-oxidizers.