Microorganism Spotlight - Anaerobic Organisms

November 29, 2022

What Is Meant By The Word Anaerobe?

In short “anaerobe” means: To live without oxygen. Hence anaerobic organisms are organisms that do not require molecular oxygen (O2) to live and propagate. In contrast, aerobic organisms are dependent on the availability of O2 because they use it as a terminal electron acceptor in aerobic respiration. Thus, molecular oxygen - or dioxygen, how the most common…


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