microaerophile


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microaerophile

(ˌmaɪkrəʊˈɛərəʊˌfaɪl)
n
(Biology) an organism, esp a bacterium, that thrives in an environment low in oxygen
microaerophilic adj
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Pseudomonas and Streptococcus are facultative anaerobes; Fusobacterium, Peptostreptococcus, and Parvimonas are obligate anaerobes; Eikenella is a microaerophile (preferring 10% oxygen, 10% carbon dioxide).
INTRODUCTION: Helicobacter pylori is a gram negative, microaerophile, colonizing the human gastric mucosa.
is a microaerophile [15] and, thus, preferred the cultivation in a screw-cap Duran bottle with larger volume of medium which provided limited amount of dissolved oxygen to the bacteria.