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Aerobic bacteria

Definition

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

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Bacteria

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.

Stedman's Online Medical Dictionary. stedmansonline.com/content.aspx?id=mlrA0500000406&termtype=t. Accessed May 13, 2017.