Obligate Aerobes: Definition & Examples


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What is an obligate aerobic microbe?

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1. In a laboratory culture of a liquid medium, where will the obligate aerobic bacteria grow?

2. Choose a slow growing obligate aerobic bacteria from the examples listed below.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz and worksheet to further explore what you know about obligate aerobes. Quiz questions will test you on what obligate aerobes are and species of obligate aerobic microbes from the related lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will ask you about the characteristics and types of obligate aerobes. Goals include:

  • Recall the definition of an obligate aerobic microbe
  • Identify a slow growing obligate aerobic bacteria
  • Recognize an industrial application of an obligate aerobic fungi
  • Understand where the obligate aerobic bacteria grow in a laboratory culture of a liquid medium
  • Identify an organism that belongs to normal flora

Skills Practiced

Lesson comprehension skills you will practice include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related microbiology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where obligate aerobic bacteria grow in laboratory cultures and industrial applications of an obligate aerobic fungi
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about various types of obligate aerobic microbes

Additional Learning

To learn more about obligate aerobes check out the accompanying lesson Obligate Aerobes: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Examine the characteristics of obligate aerobes
  • View examples of microbes considered obligate aerobes
  • Understand how obligate aerobic microbes produce energy