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1. Obligate
* Describes a microbe (bacterium, fungus) that must have a certain element (such as oxygen) or compound present or absent in their environment; for instance, an obligate anaerobe cannot survive in an oxygen-containing environment, whereas an obligate aerobe must have oxygen or it will die. * Describes a parasite that cannot survive without a host.

2. Obligate anaerobe
A microorganism which lives without using oxygen (is an anaerobe ) and finds the presence of oxygen harmful.

3. Obligate wetland species
A plant species that is nearly always found in wetlands; its frequency of occurrence in wetlands is 99% or more.

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