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- n. Life sustained by an organism in the absence of oxygen.
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- n. Any form of life that is sustained in the absence of air (or oxygen)
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We also reported on the effects of anaerobiosis and of a number of positive and negative inotropic agents.
The carbon dioxide produced replaces the air and facilitates the anaerobiosis required for the fermentation.
Carbon dioxide produced by heterofermentative lactobacilli also has a preservative effect in foods, resulting, among others, from its flushing action and leading to anaerobiosis if the substrate is properly protected.
The gas holder is normally an airproof steel container that, by floating like a ball on the fermentation mix, cuts off air to the digester (anaerobiosis) and collects the gas generated.
This biological reaction occurs in nature either under complete anaerobiosis or full aerobiosis, in mesophilic (20 to 45 C) or thermophilic (above 45C) conditions (14).
The former can be produced directly under aerobic conditions (compost), or by producing biogas as a byproduct through anaerobiosis.
This last method is the most satisfactory for anaerobic cultivations, as by its means complete anaerobiosis can be obtained with the least expenditure of time and trouble.
If, however, whole milk has been used in making the litmus milk the layer of cream that rises to the surface will be sufficient to ensure anaerobiosis; whilst if separated milk has been employed it will be sufficient to pour a layer of sterile vaseline or liquid paraffin on the surface of the fluid.
Thorell B (1959) Fluorescence measurements of mitochondrial pyridine nucleotide in aerobiosis and anaerobiosis.
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