Reagents, Microbiology, Bacteria, Culture Media, Enrichment, Mycobacteria
Definition : Enriched culture media in the form of liquids, solids, or semisolids used as a medium capable of supporting the growth of specific mycobacteria. These culture media consist of a base whose physiological mixture is enriched by the addition of nutritional components (e.g., blood, blood serum, vitamins, extracts of plant or animal tissues, hyaluronic acid) required to support the growth of, identify, and study specific mycobacteria. The culture media usually include an antibiotic (e.g., potassium penicillin G) in an amount effective to inhibit growth of contaminating microorganisms. Mycobacteria enriched culture media are used in the diagnosis of disease caused by pathogenic microorganisms.
Entry Terms : "Microbiological Culture Media, Enrichment, Mycobacteria" , "Culture Media, Mycobacteriology"
UMDC code : 17017