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  • n. Plural form of anaerobe.


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  • Diminutive, pale anaerobes dodged through the crowd, signing to one another and to the stallowners.

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  • The inhabitants here are arranged in hierarchies more elaborate than Manhattan real estate, she said: Those at the edges use oxygen, while those in the middle are anaerobes.

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  • These bacteria are anaerobes, with spores as part of their life cycle.

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  • The caecum in particular, is favourable for the growth of anaerobes such as clostridia and bacteroides.

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  • Within a few hours of birth, the gastrointestinal tract of animals is rapidly colonised by facultative anaerobes, particularly coliforms and streptococci which may be present in the immediate environment.

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  • The crop and small intestine tend to be dominated by lactobacilli with smaller numbers of other facultative anaerobes such as coliforms and streptococci.

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  • I'd love to see some environmental isolates like Chloroflexus and Desulfibrio and other wetland anaerobes.

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  • This "life," I understood, would consist of engineered microbes, their genetic material spliced together from bacteria discovered inside rocks in the dry valleys of Antarctica, from anaerobes capable of surviving in the outflow pipes of nuclear reactors, from unicells recovered from the icy sludge at the bottom of the Barents Sea.


  • Most of the organisms isolated were facultative anaerobes.

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  • Dominant microorganisms facultative anaerobes obligate anaerobes

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