anaerobe

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Related to obligate anaerobes: Facultative anaerobes, Methanogens

anaerobe

, anaerobium
an organism that does not require oxygen for respiration

anaerobe

[′an·ə‚rōb]
(biology)
An organism that does not require air or free oxygen to maintain its life processes.
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Many of the identified phyla, including Bacteroidetes, Firmicutes, and Verrucomicrobia, are primarily obligate anaerobes. Proteobacteria contain both facultative and obligate anaerobes.
Clindamycin, a chlorine-substituted derivative of lincomycin, is effective against gram-positive cocci and obligate anaerobes. (1) Although clindamycin is considered a bacteriostatic drug, it can be bactericidal at high concentrations.
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.
Methanogens are obligate anaerobes; occupying deeper and wetter soil horizons, whereas the methane oxidizers (obligate aerobes) occupy surface, aerobic horizons.
A serum bottle modification of the Hungate technique for cultivating obligate anaerobes. Appl Environ Microbiol 27:985-987.