obligate anaerobe


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obligate anaerobe

[¦äb·li‚gāt ′an·ə‚rōb]
(microbiology)
A microorganism that cannot use oxygen and can grow only in the absence of free oxygen.
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Many of the identified phyla, including Bacteroidetes, Firmicutes, and Verrucomicrobia, are primarily obligate anaerobes.
The enhanced effect of ozonated water on the anaerobes could be because the obligate anaerobes are sensitive to and become inactive in oxygen-rich conditions.
Clindamycin, a chlorine-substituted derivative of lincomycin, is effective against gram-positive cocci and obligate anaerobes.
The two contracts cover the development of drugs that utilize obligate anaerobes and nonpathogenic bacteria, traits which are characteristic of Bifidobacterium, a human intestinal tract bacterium.
Molan8 further observes that clostridia, being obligate anaerobes, would be unlikely to survive in the presence of hydrogen peroxide produced in honey wound dressings.
A serum bottle modification of the Hungate technique for cultivating obligate anaerobes.