Aerobic culture of anaerobic bacteria using antioxidants: a preliminary report

  title={Aerobic culture of anaerobic bacteria using antioxidants: a preliminary report},
  author={Bernard La Scola and Saber Khelaifia and Jean-Christophe Lagier and Didier Raoult},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology \& Infectious Diseases},
Antioxidants have been shown to help the growth of anaerobic bacteria. We were able to grow six anaerobe species (including Fusobacterium necrophorum and Ruminococcus gravus) and seven aerobic species all aerobically in Schaedler agar tubes and agar plates with high doses of ascorbic acid and/or glutathione. This may deeply change strategies for culturing bacteria. 
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