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Microaerophile

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noun

An organism that lives in environment that only has a low level of oxygen.


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Microaerophiles may use oxygen when carrying out aerobic respiration. Some of them can also perform anaerobic respiration.

Examples include Borrelia burgdorferi, a species of spirochaete bacteria that causes Lyme disease in humans, and Helicobacter pylori, a species of proteobacteria that has been linked to peptic ulcers and some types of gastritis.


Compare: obligate aerobe.


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... innoculate with a needle (stab innoculation) after suitable incubation time we can know microbe's oxygen requirements. Aerophile grow on the top, microaerophile in middle and anerobic at bottom. It will work well with culturable bacteria. I am not sure will it work with eukaryotic microorganisms ...

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by sosippus
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:44 pm
 
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Topic: Oxygen requirements of eukaryotes
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Oxygen requirements of eukaryotes

... innoculate with a needle (stab innoculation) after suitable incubation time we can know microbe's oxygen requirements. Aerophile grow on the top, microaerophile in middle and anerobic at bottom. It will work well with culturable bacteria. I am not sure will it work with eukaryotic microorganisms ...

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by josem
Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:28 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Oxygen requirements of eukaryotes
Replies: 3
Views: 339


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