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Aerobic

Aerobic means oxygen is needed to:

  • Survive
  • Grow
  • Work properly

For example, bacteria that need oxygen to grow are called aerobic bacteria.

Aerobic is the opposite of anaerobic.

    • Aerobic organisms

      Aerobic organisms - illustration

      Aerobic processed and organisms require oxygen.

      Aerobic organisms

      illustration

      • Aerobic organisms

        Aerobic organisms - illustration

        Aerobic processed and organisms require oxygen.

        Aerobic organisms

        illustration

      Tests for Aerobic

       

      Review Date: 11/2/2014

      Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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