Types of Bacteria Found in Anaerobic Environments


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Organisms that prefer to grow using aerobic metabolic processes but can switch to an anaerobic metabolism in the absence of oxygen are known as:

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1. Organisms with an anaerobic metabolism that can live in oxygen or oxygen-free environments are known as:

2. Organisms that use an anaerobic metabolism to grow and are killed in the presence of oxygen are known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at what can possibly survive without oxygen, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of bacteria found in anaerobic environments. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the organisms that prefer oxygen but can also survive without it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Organisms preferring oxygen but can also survive without
  • Anaerobes able to live with or without oxygen
  • Organisms killed in the presence of oxygen
  • What needs oxygen to grow
  • Categorizations of methanogens, acetogens, and staphylococcus

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding what needs oxygen to grow and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the categorizations of methanogens, acetogens and staphylococcus
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related anaerobe lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more how these organisms can actually breathe, review the corresponding lesson on the Bacteria Found in Anaerobic Environments. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what an anaerobe is
  • Describe the difference between an anaerobe and an aerobe
  • Identify the three main classes of anaerobes
  • Explain the characteristics of each type of class
  • Appreciate which organisms can switch processes in the absence of oxygen