Genome Property Definition Page

AccessionGenProp0013
Nameoxygen requirement
TypePHENOTYPIC
DescriptionAllowable states are aerobic anaerobic faculative anaerobic microaerophilic These assignments are based, in general, on observations reported in the literature rather than on genomic content. Aerobic means oxygen is both tolerated and required for growth. Anaerobic includes obligately anaerobic - oxygen must be absent to allow growth. Facultative anaerobic, sometime called facultative aerobic, means growth can occur without oxygen but can use (not simply avoid toxicity from) oxygen if available. Microaerophilic is used here to mean that some oxygen is required but that a low concentration is preferred. No state has been defined so far to cover obligate intracellular pathogens, for which it may not be possible to test oxygen requirements directly. Note that characterization of oxygen requirements may reflect differences in interpretation and in experimental conditions. For example, an obligate aerobe found able to grow anaerobically with nitrate substituting for oxygen is reclassified as facultative anaerobic.
Parent PropertyGenProp0603: lifestyle
GenProp0603: lifestyle
GenProp0603: lifestyle


Parent Properties
AccessionName
GenProp0603lifestyle
GenProp0603lifestyle
GenProp0603lifestyle

Child Properties
AccessionName
GenProp0596growth in the presence of oxygen
GenProp0597growth in the absence of oxygen
GenProp0596growth in the presence of oxygen
GenProp0597growth in the absence of oxygen
GenProp0596growth in the presence of oxygen
GenProp0597growth in the absence of oxygen

Sibling Properties
AccessionName
GenProp0011methanogenesis
GenProp0029nitrogen fixation
GenProp0031methane utilization
GenProp0044temperature environment
GenProp0153biofilm participation
GenProp0549pathogen
GenProp0554mutualist
GenProp0558obligate intracellular growth
GenProp0559facultative intracellular growth
GenProp0602extremophile
GenProp0608chemoautotroph
GenProp0609phototroph