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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muciniphilia is an obligate anaerobe, and mucin is its primary source of carbon and nitrogen (Forney, L.
Based on spectrum, clindamycin is most likely to be used to treat mycoplasma, obligate anaerobes, and aerobic/facultative-anaerobic gram-positive cocci.
A serum bottle modification of the Hungate technique for cultivating obligate anaerobes.
3,13,28,29) Obligate anaerobes account for 60% of total species isolates and are particularly associated with painful endodontic infections.
Patients with chronic wounds feature complex flora including enterococci, Pseudomonas, obligate anaerobes, and Enterobacteriaceae.