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(of a microorganism) requiring little free oxygen, or oxygen at a lower partial pressure than that of atmospheric oxygen.
- ‘When O2 is supplied to the cells under the microaerophilic conditions, the aerobic respiration will be stimulated.’
- ‘The cultures were incubated at 37 deg C in the controlled microaerophilic atmosphere described earlier or three days.’
- ‘After overnight incubation in selective media, recombinants were plated onto MM agar containing 20 g/ml kanamycin and maintained at 25°C in a sealed gas jar under microaerophilic conditions.’
- ‘It can be seen from Fig.4, lower panel, that the yellow emission was relatively enhanced by the addition of cyanide under the microaerophilic conditions.’
- ‘Most organisms are of bowel origin, with Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, bacteroides, enterococci, anaerobic streptococci, and microaerophilic streptococci being most common.’
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