Differential Diagnostic Media

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Differential Diagnostic Media

 

special mixtures of nutrient substances on which microorganisms are grown to determine the species to which they belong. Among such media are protein media used to ascertain the hemolytic and proteolytic activities of microbes, media containing carbohydrates and indicators showing change in acidity (through the microbes using these compounds), and media containing substances providing nutriment for only certain kinds of bacteria.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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