Nanaerobe

Definition

noun

An organism that cannot grow in the presence of micromolar concentrations of oxygen, but can grow with and benefit from lower (nanomolar) concentrations of oxygen.


Supplement

Example of nanaerobe is Bacteroides fragilis.

Compare: microaerophile, obligate anaerobe.

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