Category: Culture Media

Mannitol Salt Agar for the isolation of Staphylococcus aureus 4.64/5 (14)

Mannitol Salt Agar for the isolation of Staphylococcus aureus

Mannitol Salt Agar for the isolation of Staphylococcus aureus Mannitol Salt Agar (MSA) is used as a selective and differential medium for the isolation and identification of Staphylococcus aureus from clinical and non-clinical specimens. It encourages the growth of a group of certain bacteria while inhibiting the growth of others. It is a selective medium […]

Bird Seed Agar for the isolation of Cryptococcus neoformans 4.43/5 (7)

Bird Seed Agar for the isolation of Cryptococcus neoformans

Bird Seed Agar for the isolation of Cryptococcus neoformans Bird Seed Agar is a solid medium used for selective and differential isolation of Cryptococcus neoformans from clinical specimens. Cryptococcus neoformans is an encapsulated yeast that produces the enzyme phenoloxidase, an enzyme necessary in melanin synthesis. The brown pigmented colonies of Cryptococcus neoformans were observed by Staib […]

Salmonella Shigella (SS) Agar- Composition, Principle, Uses, Preparation and Result Interpretation 4.46/5 (37)

Result Interpretation on Salmonella Shigella Agar

Salmonella Shigella (SS) Agar- Composition, Principle, Uses, Preparation and Result Interpretation Salmonella Shigella (SS) Agar is moderately selective and differential medium for the isolation, cultivation and differentiation of Salmonella spp. and some strains of Shigella spp. SS Agar is a modification of the Desoxycholate Citrate Agar. It is recommended for testing clinical specimens and food […]

Starch Casein Agar (SCA) – Composition, Principle, Uses, Preparation and Result Interpretation 4.38/5 (21)

Actinomycetes on Starch Casein Agar (SCA)

Starch Casein Agar (SCA) – Composition, Principle, Uses, Preparation and Result Interpretation Starch Casein Agar (SCA) is used for the detection of saccharolytic marine bacteria and mostly actinomycetes. Actinomycetes are a fungi-like bacteria forming long filaments that stretch through the soil. They are large group of gram positive filamentous and/ or branching bacilli. Actinomycetes have […]

List of culture media used in microbiology with their uses 4.51/5 (378)

List of culture media used in microbiology with their uses

List of culture media used in microbiology with their uses Media Uses ·   Alkaline Peptone Water Enrichment media for Vibrio cholerae ·   Alkaline Salt Transport Medium ·   Taurocholate Peptone Transport Medium Transport media for diarrheal diseases suspected of being caused by V. cholerae ·   Anaerobic Media Liquid media by addition of ·     Glucose (0.5 % […]

Selenite F Broth- Composition, Principle, Uses, Preparation and Result Interpretation 4.74/5 (42)

Selenite F Broth- Composition, Principle, Uses, Preparation and Result Interpretation

Selenite F Broth- Composition, Principle, Uses, Preparation and Result Interpretation Selenite F Broth is the medium used for the selective enrichment of Salmonella spp from both clinical and food samples. It is a buffered Lactose Peptone Broth to which Sodium Biselenite is added as the selective agent. Selenite-F Broth was devised by Leifson, who demonstrated that selenite was […]

Simmons Citrate Agar- Composition, Principle, Uses, Preparation and Result Interpretation 4.64/5 (33)

Result Interpretation on Simmons Citrate Agar

Simmons Citrate Agar- Composition, Principle, Uses, Preparation and Result Interpretation Simmons Citrate Agar is an agar medium used for the differentiation of Enterobacteriaceae based on the utilization of citrate as the sole source of carbon.  In the early 1920s, Koser developed a liquid medium formulation for the differentiation of fecal coliforms from the coliform group. Simmons later […]

Thiosulfate-Citrate-Bile Salts-Sucrose (TCBS) Agar- Composition, Principle, Uses, Preparation and Colony Morphology 4.78/5 (40)

Colony Morphology on TCBS Agar

Thiosulfate-Citrate-Bile Salts-Sucrose (TCBS) Agar- Composition, Principle, Uses, Preparation and Colony Morphology TCBS Agar is used for the selective isolation of cholera vibrios and Vibrio parahaemolyticus from a variety of clinical and nonclinical specimens. Vibrio species are most widely recognized for their role in human intestinal infections, and cholera and V. parahaemolyticus diarrhea are important worldwide. All pathogenic Vibrio spp., except Vibrio hollisae, will grow […]

Lowenstein-Jensen (LJ) Medium- Composition, Principle, Uses, Preparation and Colony Morphology 4.37/5 (71)

Colony Morphology on LJ Medium

Lowenstein-Jensen (LJ) Medium- Composition, Principle, Uses, Preparation and Colony Morphology Lowenstein-Jensen (LJ) is the selective medium which is used for the cultivation and isolation of Mycobacterium species. It was developed by Lowenstein who incorporated congo red and malachite green to inhibit unwanted bacteria. The present formulation, a glycerated egg-based medium, is based upon Jensen’s modification. Jensen’s version eliminates congo […]

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