For the identification of certain groups of organisms, metabolic processes and toxic end products, it is necessary to cultivate the microorganisms in the laboratory. This is done under oxygen exclusion in small pressure vessels (serum bottles) or on a large scale in technical bioreactors.
For this type of cultivation, a special methodology, the so-called anaerobic technique, is used. This requires not only special equipment and devices, but also practical experience in handling the highly sensitive microorganisms.
In our gallery you will get a small insight into the diversity of forms of anaerobic microorganisms: