Blood Agar

What is Neisseria?

What is Neisseria? A LARGE GENUS OF BACTERIA THAT FORM COLONIES ON THE MUCOSAL SURFACES OF ANIMALS Of the 11 species that impact humans, 2 are known pathogens. Pathogens are parasitic bacteria that live off of a host. The pathogens include: Neisseria...

Fastidious Bacteria & Blood Agar Plates (BAP)

Fastidious bacteria do not culture easily due to their multifarious nutritional demands. As a result, enriched media BAP are utilized because blood contains the rich nutrients required to support growth of such bacteria and pathogens. BAP can also differentiate...

Differentiation of Organisms on Blood Agar Plates

Blood agar plates (BAP) are enriched, differential media utilized for the isolation of fastidious microorganisms. They are also utilized in vitro for the detection and categorization of hemolysins based upon digestion of red blood cell contents surrounding...