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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. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine. 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 277.

Stedman's Online Medical Dictionary. http://stedmansonline.com/content.aspx?id=mlrA0500000406&termtype=t. Accessed June 1, 2015.

Review Date: 
4/30/2015
Reviewed By: 
Laura J. Martin, MD, MPH, ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Atlanta, GA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.