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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.]
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(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]
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(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
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n. aerobio, organismo que requiere oxígeno para vivir.
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jordaniae is a gram-negative, spiral-shaped aerobe in the family Rhodospirillaceae (1).
The organism was an obligate aerobe. It was oxidase positive, catalase positive, and nonmotile (Figure 2).
Total aerobe mesophilic bacteria and lactic acid bacteria count were significantly (P<0.01) affected by supplementation turmeric powder.
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The following species were also eliminated: Bacteroides uniformis and Parabacteroides distasonis classified as Gram(-) anaerobes; Acinetobacter freundii, Burkholderia cepacia, and Neisseria sicca (Gram(-) aerobe), as well as Staphylococcus epidermidis MSCNS (Gram(+) aerobe), which can cause opportunistic infections, including sepsis.The microflora gained the following species, Gram(+) anaerobes: Atopobium minutum and Clostridium butyricum, Gram(-) anaerobes: Capnocytophaga ochracea and Prevotella melaninogenica, Gram(+) aerobes: Microccus spp.
In Asia, the mean incidence of enteric fever is estimated to be 900 per 100,000 people per annum.(3) This is a curable disease, but it has a mortality of l-4%.(4,5) Complications can occur in up to one-third of pediatric patients.(5,6) The most lethal complications are gastrointestinal bleeding and ileal perforation.(1) The clinical diagnosis can be delayed because the presentation may be atypical and cultures require at least 18-36 hours.(4) The causative agent is a gram-negative facultative intracellular aerobe. Infection is acquired from ingestion of bacteria in contaminated food and water.
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.
The first blood cultures (aerobe and anaerobe) verified the presence of a multisensible Escherichia coli strain.
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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 agar plates were incubated at 37[degrees] C for 24-48 hours to enumerate the aerobe and facultative bacteria and the fungi culture plates were incubated and inverted at 37[degrees]C for 3-7 days.
Douglas (2012) carried out a study on the relation between physical effort and diabetes mellitus, stating that by making aerobe and anaerobe types of physical effort, a positive outcome in terms of reduction and normalization of glycemia in all the persons who practice physical exercise on a regular basis will be obtained.