Mueller-Hinton agar

Bob bbruner at
Wed Dec 6 23:46:46 EST 2000

On Wed, 06 Dec 2000 19:01:20 -0800, Toai T NGUYEN <ttnguyen at>

>I really do not know why Mueller-Hinton is preferred over other media for the
>screening of antibiotic resistance.  As far as I am concerned, if it ain't
>broke, don't fix it!

As someone else noted briefly, MH is used because it has become the de
facto standard. At that point, no rational reason is needed, and no
one may remember any original reason, if there is one. But for
consistency, it is declared standard.


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