Notes 10-9-09 Part 2

Strict anerobes living envrionment- packed soil, intestines (anything in the torso), womens reproductive tract
Aerobes require oxygen to grow
use identical ATP generating mechanism as our mitochondria do
most skin normal flora are aerobes
other atmospheric requirements
microaerophiles: must have about 5% oxygen to grow but die with more oxygen than that
caprophiles: must have some oxygen and 5-10% CO2 to grow-lungs-almost all pneumonia causing bacteria

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