Microbiology List: FW: Staphylococcus aureus

Yersinia 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.

~Yersinia.


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