Mannitol salt agar is a gelatinous growth medium that is used in microbiological laboratory settings. MSA is typically comprised of animal proteins, mannitol sugar, agar, table salt and phenol red. More »

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Mannitol salt agar is a selective as well as a differential medium used in the isolation of the staphylococci bacteria. It is selective because it contains 7.5 percent sodium chloride, which promotes the growth of some m... More »

The mannitol fermentation test is used to test if a microbe can ferment the carbohydrate mannitol as a carbon source. If mannitol has been used by the microbe, acidic byproducts will be produced and the pH of the medium ... More »

Mannitol salt agar is a selective as well as a differential medium used in the isolation of the staphylococci bacteria. It is selective because it contains 7.5 percent sodium chloride, which promotes the growth of some m... More »

The availability of mold spores, a suitable medium such as bread, suitable temperatures and considerable moisture are the four basic requirements for the growth of bread mold. Bread mold spores range in size from 3-40 mi... More »

General purpose medium in microbiology is a substance that fosters the growth of most types of bacteria. According to the Michigan State University chemistry department, it is usually comprised of a mixture of protein di... More »

Subculturing keeps cells and microorganisms alive by transferring them from a previous growth culture to a fresh growth medium. It also helps the cells to grow and multiply. More »