Thiosulfate Citrate Bile Sucrose Agar ideal for vibrio species

Abbreviated TCBS, Thiosulfate-Citrate-Bile-Sucrose Agar was original developed by Nakanishi but was subsequently modified by Kobayashy et al. TCBS is frequently used for the selective isolation of Vibrio cholerae and other enteropathogenic like Vibrios parahaemolyticus from suspected specimen. TCBS…

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CLED Agar Composition, Preparation and Colony growth Characteristics

Cystine Lactose Electrolyte-Deficient Agar(CLED Agar)  is a type of differential culture media in microbiology recommended for the diagnosis of urinary tract infections. The medium supports the growth of all urinary potential pathogens and provides distinct colony morphology.It also supports…

MacConkey Agar principle and interpretation MLTGEEKS

MacConkey Agar Principles, Composition, Preparation, colony characteristics

The culture media MacConkey agar was developed in 20th century by Alfred Theodore MacConkey. MacConkey agar was the first formulated solid differential media but now known as   a selective and differential culture media commonly used for the…

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Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA) Composition, Principle, Uses, Preparation culture and Colony Morphology

Sabouraud Agar or Sabouraud Dextrose Agar or SDA is a type of agar growth medium containing peptones. SDA  is used to cultivate dermatophytes and other types of fungi, and can also grow filamentous bacteria such as Nocardia. SDA  was…

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Eosin Methylene Blue (EMB) Agar : Principle purpose and colonies characteristics

Eosin Methylene Blue (EMB, also known as “levine emb agar formulation”) is a selective and differential culture medium for gram-negative bacteria. It’s contains dyes that are toxic to gram-positive bacteria making it selective. EMB is a selective and differential medium for…