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  • noun Life sustained by an organism in the presence of air or oxygen.

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  • noun biology Any form of life that is sustained by the presence of air (or oxygen)

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  • noun life sustained in the presence of air or oxygen


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  • 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).

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  • Thorell B (1959) Fluorescence measurements of mitochondrial pyridine nucleotide in aerobiosis and anaerobiosis.

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