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 (ăn′ə-rō′bī-ō′sĭs, -âr-ō′-)
Life sustained by an organism in the absence of oxygen.

an′aer·o′bi·ot′ic (-ŏt′ĭk) adj.
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(Biology) life in the absence of oxygen
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As a specialized facility for cultivation of anaerobes is not available in Pakistan, use of oxyrase will replace inefficient and cumbersome approaches to achieve anaerobiosis and to use air tight anaerobic chambers to separately support growth of anaerobic bacterium.
Breathable films & membranes reduces the anaerobiosis which occurs due to accumulation in packaging and also due to release of steam in a microwave system .
In alcoholic fermentation occurs the process of converting sugar into ethanol and C[O.sub.2] by yeasts under conditions of anaerobiosis [13].
When the concentrations of antioxidants are low, the reducing potential and anaerobiosis progressively increase, facilitating a rapid release of iron from ferritin.
Preservation of silage forage quality, both at storage and during use periods, depends on the anaerobiosis degree reached inside the sealed silo.
El hecho de que la cantidad de BA en RB1 fuera estadisticamente mayor en comparacion con los otros sitios se debe a que muchas especies propias de humedales herbaceos, al verse sometidas a situaciones de anaerobiosis por inundacion constante (sitio RB1 casi inundado todo el ano), aumentan su tamano (por ejemplo, tallos mas anchos y altos, y/u hojas mas anchas), con lo que generan mas aerenquima y pueden captar mas oxigeno y transportarlo hacia las raices (Moreno-Casasola y Wagner, 2009; Mitsch et al., 2009).
Long-term anaerobiosis in sublittoral marine invertebrates from the western Baltie Sea: Halicryptus spinulosus (Priapulida), Astarle borealis and Arctica islandico (Bivalvia).