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- As an adjective, obligate means "by necessity" (antonym facultative) and is used mainly in biology in phrases such as: Obligate aerobe, an organism that...
- An obligate aerobe is an organism that requires oxygen to grow. Through cellular respiration, these organisms use oxygen to metabolise substances, like...
- Obligate anaerobes are microorganisms killed by normal atmospheric concentrations of oxygen (20.95% O2). Oxygen tolerance varies between species, some...
- An obligate parasite or holoparasite is a parasitic organism that cannot complete its life-cycle without exploiting a suitable host. If an obligate parasite...
- depend solely on animal flesh for their nutrient requirements are called obligate carnivores while those that also consume non-animal food are called facultative...
- individuals benefit. Mutualistic relationships may be either obligate for both species, obligate for one but facultative for the other, or facultative for...
- without rest. These species are obligate ram ventilators and would presumably asphyxiate if unable to move. Obligate ram ventilation is also true of some...
- polychaetes. Aerobic respiration Anaerobic respiration Fermentation Obligate aerobe Obligate anaerobe Microaerophile Ryan KJ; Ray CG, eds. (2004). Sherris Medical...
- facultative or obligate in nature. Facultative intracellular parasites are capable of living and reproducing in or outside of host cells. Obligate intracellular...
- differentiation of obligate aerobes, obligate anaerobes, facultative anaerobes, microaerophiles, and aerotolerant organisms. For example, obligately anaerobic...
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