Microbiology List: FW: Staphylococcus aureus
yersinia at cybernex.net
Tue Mar 6 18:47:51 EST 2001
Haydn Hammerton writes,
<There are several different types of media out there that help to ID S.
aureus try mannitol salt, baird-parker for example.>
Why not Vogel-Johnson? VJ contains both mannitol and tellurite, so you
can look for both the mannitol fermentation (as you could with the
mannitol salt agar) and the tellurite reduction (as you could with
Baird-Parker) which characterize S. aureus.
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