If there is no oxygen or almost no oxygen the organism can still grow, Facultative anaerobes is able to utilize the oxygen that is free and obligate anaerobes will be poisoned by it.

ANAEROBE: "Anaerobic describes being able to still live even if there is little to no oxygen."

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