facultative anaerobe


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facultative anaerobe

[′fak·əl‚tād·iv ′an·ə‚rōb]
(microbiology)
A microorganism that grows equally well under aerobic and anaerobic conditions.
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An in vitro study reported 10 % metronidazole gel was found to be effective against all obligate anaerobes tested and not at all effective against all facultative anaerobes including E.
The most common pathogens cited are aerobes and facultative anaerobes that include Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Staphylococcus aureus, Moraxella catarrhalis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and S.
Most infections are polymicrobial, and culture often yields growth of anaerobes or facultative anaerobes such as streptococcal species.
1) All these species are facultative anaerobes and part of the normal oral microflora.