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Anaerobe bacterias

Anaerobe bacterias (an-– otritsa. a prefix + Greek aeros, aer – air + Greek bios – life; synonym: anaerobic microorganisms):

  1. In bacteriology – microorganisms which are capable to exist and breed in the absence of free oxygen in the environment;
  2. In biology – an organism anaerobic (capable to life activity and growth at absence in external environment of free oxygen).


  • Strict anaerobes – anaerobe bacterias who in the presence in the environment of free oxygen perish;
  • Facultative anaerobes – anaerobe bacterias who are capable to exist and breed as in the presence, and at absence in the environment of free oxygen.
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