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Glossary of agars

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BGC is for
francisella tularensis
bordet gengou is for
bordatella pertussis
regan lowe is for
bordatella pertussis
campy agar is for
isolating campylobacter jejuni from other enteric bacteria
cetrimide agar is for
isolating pseudomonas aeruginosa
SMAC is, and is for:
Sorbitol macconkey's agar - for isolating and identifying E. coli type 0157-H7
What is CIN agar for?
Yersinia pestis
What does CIN stand for?
Cefsulodin
Irgasan
Novobiocin
What is horse blood agar for?
haemophilus species
What is TCBS for?
Vibrio growth; allows differentiation of the species and inhibits most other gnb.
yellow - indication of sucrose fermentation which identifies V. cholerae.
Green - non-fermentor, Vibrio parahaemolyticus
What is SXT for?
Sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim; selective for strep group A
What is Thayer Martin for?
Neisseria gonorrhoeae;
What is Thayer Martin composed of?
Chocolate Agar plus VCN
Vancomycin to inhibit GPC
Colistin to inhibit GNB
Naladixic acid to inhibit yeasts)
what is modified thayer martin for, what else does it have?
Trimethoprim for inhibiting proteus; neisseria gonorrhoeae
What is Loeffler serum agar for?
a good staining reaction of corynebacterium diphtheriae
what is tellurite for?
C. diphtheriae
H2S indicators;
ferrous citrate, sodium thiosulfate

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