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Aerobic bacteria

Definition

Aerobic bacteria are bacteria that can grow and live in the presence of oxygen.

References

Scheld WM. Introduction to microbial disease. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 286.


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