EMB agar


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EMB agar

[¦ē¦em¦bē ′äg·ər]
(microbiology)
A culture medium containing sugar, eosin, and methylene blue, used in the confirming test for coliform bacteria.
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Colonies showing metallic shine on EMB agar were suspected for E.
EMB agar is used specifically for the growth of coliforms that are disease causing agents in fish and also in humans.
coli Isolates The colony appeared as green with black metallic sheen of the stool samples which were cultured on Eosin Methylene Blue agar, and again were picked and sub cultured on fresh EMB agar plates to obtain presumptive E.
The isolates were identified based on colony characteristics and biochemical profile including oxidase, indole production, methyl red, VP, citrate utilization, glucose fermentation, lactose fermentation, Na requirement, tripple sugar iron, motility tests and growth on EMB agar.
Samples were cultured on blood agar & EMB agar. Colony counts of more than 104 cfu/mL were considered positive.
Para a confirmacao de coliformes fecais todos os tubos que apresentaram turvacao e producao de gas foram repicados para placas contendo EMB Agar (Teague) HIMEDIA[R] e incubadas a 45 [degrees]C durante 24h.
Selected colonies were identified by gram staining [8].Growth patterns were observed using EMB agar and KKA agar.
In order to test this, goose fecal, influent, effluent, and river water samples were collected and isolated by being streaked onto EMB agar. The E.
The loopful of culture, from the positive presumptive tube was streaked on sterilized EMB agar plate.
Appropriate dilutions were prepared and 0.1 mL of each dilution was spread plated on EMB agar. The detection limit was determined to be 1 log CFU/[cm.sup.2] (i.e., 10 CFU/[cm.sup.2]) to avoid the introduction of error into the results.