How does E. coli uptake oxygen? Most of the literature I found is concerned with response to oxygen level supplied in the medium, as opposed to how much is actually transported inside. Can they shut down the oxygen uptake if required? For example, to avoid damaging effects of reactive oxygen species.
There exist bacteria which die in presence of oxygen (strict anaerobe), while some use oxygen when available but also can survive in absence of it (facultative anaerobes, like E. coli). Are there bacteria which cannot consume oxygen for metabolism, but when exposed to oxygen they don't die, rather simply discard the oxygen and carry out fermentation? In a sense, they are strict anaerobe (their mode of metabolism is anaerobic), but they can still survive in presence of oxygen in environment.