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Anaerobic bacteria

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Anaerobic bacteria are bacteria that do not live or grow in the presence of oxygen.

In humans, these bacteria are most commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract. They play a role in conditions such as appendicitis , diverticulitis , and perforation of the bowel .

Alternative Names

Anaerobe

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