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Spirochetes and Fusiform Bacteria: Do they depend on Anerobic or Aerobic Respiration?



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There are species of both that do both. There are organisms in your mouth that make an anaerobic environment for themselves by wrapping themselves in goo, and others that live in the crevasses between your gums and teeth. The organism that causes trenchmouth is a fusiform bacteria that is an anaerobe.

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