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Do all bacteria need oxygen to survive?

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09/18/2008

Some bacteria need oxygen to survive, while others would find it poisonous.

Bacteria that need oxygen to survive are commonly referred to as aerobic bacteria while bacteria that does not require oxygen are anaerobic. There are also bacteria that are classified as facultative anaerobes, this type of bacteria do not require oxygen to survive but prefer to have it.