Nanaerobes are organisms that cannot grow in the presence of micromolar concentrations of oxygen, but can grow with and benefit from the presence of nanomolar concentrations of oxygen (e.g. Bacteroides fragilis). Like other anaerobes, these organisms do not require oxygen for growth. This growth benefit requires the expression of an oxygen respira...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: nan′ĕr-ōb Definitions: 1. Organism capable of growth in nanomolar concentrations of oxygen as well as in anaerobic environments.
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