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Aerobic bacteria

Definition

Aerobic bacteria are bacteria that can grow and live when oxygen is present.

References

Scheld WM. Introduction to microbial disease: host-pathogen interactions. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil Medicine. 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 277.

Taber's Medical Dictionary Online website. Aerobic. www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/760767/all/aerobic. Accessed June 12, 2019.


Review Date: 5/13/2019
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
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