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An organism, such as a bacterium, requiring free oxygen to live.

[French aérobie : Greek āēr, air; see aero- + Greek bios, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈɛərəʊb) or


n, pl -obes or -obia (-ˈəʊbɪə)
(Microbiology) an organism that requires oxygen for respiration. Compare anaerobe
[C19: from aero- + Greek bios life. Compare microbe]


(ˈɛər oʊb)

an organism, esp. a bacterium, that requires air or free oxygen to sustain life.
[1875–80; aer- + (micr) obe]
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Noun1.aerobe - an organism (especially a bacterium) that requires air or free oxygen for lifeaerobe - an organism (especially a bacterium) that requires air or free oxygen for life
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently


n. aerobio, organismo que requiere oxígeno para vivir.
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The plates obtained from each dilution were left for incubation both in aerobe and anaerobe media.
As it is a physical activity, dancesport first of all implies a combined type of aerobe and anaerobe effort (between 200 and 700 calories may be burned over one hour).
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4) The causative agent is a gram-negative facultative intracellular aerobe.
The presence of Staphylococcus aureus as an aerobe may build oxygen tension in injured tissue and favours anaerobic conditions for development of actinomycosis (Farooq et al.
Bacteria colonies that are Gram-negative, oxidase-positive, and obligate aerobe were chosen for further identification through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using 759F and 760R primers.
Bacterial strains Bacteria Features Source Streptococcus Gram-positive coccus, Biomedical Research Center mutans facultative aerobe, Universidad Autonoma de UA159 acidophilus, aciduric, Chile.
What was found was that rats treated with metronidazole had increased growth of Enterobacteriaceae, an alcohol dehydrogenase-containing aerobe, which could be the cause of the higher intracolonic acetaldehyde levels.
The unidentified gram-negative bacillus was an oxidase-positive strict aerobe.
This type of cell is referred to as a facultative aerobe, a cell able to live with or without oxygen, because it can metabolize energy either way.