Blood agar is an enriched medium which supports growth of gram-positive cocci and differentiates them on the basis of hemolysis (α, β, or γ).
Gram-positive bacteria retain the crystal violet-iodine complex and stain purple, whereas gram-negative bacteria stain pink.
Selective (against gram-positive bacteria) and differential culture medium (LF and NLF), commonly used for the isolation of enterics.
TSI test determines whether a gram-negative rod utilizes glucose, and lactose or sucrose fermentatively and forms hydrogen sulfide.
Bacteria can be grown in an artificial medium in the laboratory. Growth medium can be broth, agar or biphasic. Medica can be categorized based on functions.
There are many must-have types of equipment used in the microbiology laboratory. Some of them are inoculating loops, microscopes, and many more.
The monkeypox virus is the causative agent of monkeypox. It was first reported from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
A personalized vaccines has the potential to create the next golden age in the field of immunization and vaccinology.
Hepatitis C is an RNA virus of the genus hepacivirus belonging to the family Flaviviridae. Hepatitis from this virus progresses to chronic condition.
Antibody affinity is a quantitative measure of binding strength whereas antibody avidity incorporates the affinity of multiple antigen-binding sites.