Science Image Library: Mannitol Salt Agar (MSA)
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Mannitol Salt Agar Bacterial Growth Medium
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Bacteria growing on Mannitol Salt Agar, showing colony morphology.
Bacteria growing on Mannitol Salt Agar; weak mannitol fermenters on left, non-mannitol fermenters on right.
Nasal clinical samples on Mannitol Salt Agar (MSA). Growth on left plate mannitol fermenter. Right plate non-mannitol fermenter.
Nasal swab sample on Mannitol Salt Agar (MSA). Non-mannitol fermenter on left. Mannitol fermenter on right, viewed from bottom.
Nasal swab sample on Mannitol Salt Agar (MSA). Mannitol fermenter on left. Non-mannitol fermenter on right, viewed from top.
Staphylococcus epidermis growing on Mannitol Salt Agar, showing punctiform Staphylococcus epidermidis
Sterile, Labeled Mannitol Salt Agar (MSA).
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Nasal samples plated on TSY (left) and Mannitol Salt Agar (right). Mannitol Salt showing halophilic bacteria that are normal flora of the nose. Unknown bacteria plated on Mannitol Salt Agar (left) and MacConkey's Agar (right). Note that there is no growth on MacConkey's. What do you中国福利彩票下载安装αpp think the unknown bacterium is?
S. epi written in
bacteria and growing on Mannitol Salt Agar.
VIDEO: Mannitol Salt Agar (MSA) Specialized
Bacterial Growth Medium
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Mannitol Salt Agar control plate. Staph aureus (top left) Staph epi (top right). Other sections inoculated with non-halophilic bacteria or sterile loop (negative control).
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