To find bacteria with peptidoglycan in their cell wall, gram positive.
What is the primary stain used in the Spore Stain?
Malachite green - this will stain the spores green
Why do you heat the slide during the staining process on a spore stain?
The properties of an endospore which help it to survive harsh conditions also make it difficult to stain. Heat enables the stain to penetrate the spore.
What is the counterstain used in the Spore Stain?
Safranin- this will stain the vegative cells red
Spore Stain picture should look like this:
The spores are green and the vegetative/dead portions of the cells are red. A complete cell should be red with a green spore in the middle.
This is the primary stain in an Acid Fast stain. The color is a pretty magenta. This stain will stain all cells magenta. After the decolorization process, the acid fast cells will remain magenta or red.
This is counter stain in an acid fast stain. The color is blue. This stain will remain in the NON acid fast cells.
What cells are Acid fast in the Acid fast stain lab?
Mycobacterium smegmatis remains red, this is acid fast. M. tuberculosis is also an acid fast cell.
What cells are NON acid fast in the acid fast stain lab?
Staphylococcus aureus is blue, this is NON acid fast
What component of a cell will stain in an Acid Fast stain?
Desoxycholate agar is selective for...
Escheriechia coli grows on this agar as pink. The color is pink because it contains lactose. E. coli is a lactose fermenting colony, so it will produce pink colonies.
Mannitol salt agar is selective for ....
Staphylococcus aureus is able to ferment mannitol. The yellow zones indicate the presence of these colonies.
Sodium Azide agar is selective for.....
Streptococcus faecium and Staphylococcus Aureus - these 2 bacteria are resistent to the killing effects of Sodium Azide
Blood agar contains many nutrients for fastidious pathogens
This is a partial hemolysis, the green zones around the colonies
Blood agar sample of a beta hemolysis, complete
Many pathogens are beta hemolytic. The clear agar is the proof that this is a beta sample.
Blood agar sample of no hemolysis, gamma sample
There is no green on this plate or see through agar, so this is NO hemolysis.
Contains substances that exhibit a definite visible appearance when affected by one type of bacteria and a different appearance when affected by a second type of bacteria.
Contains chemicals which inhibit the growth of certain types of bacteria without inhibiting others. A medium may be both selective and differential.
Contains extra nutrients needed by certain types of bacteria so that their growth is encouraged.
What is the plate streak method used for?
It is one of the most simplest methods of isolating pure cultures.
What color on the streak plate is the Staphylococcus aureus?
What color on the streak plate is the Serratia marcescens?
What is the obligate anaerobe used in lab 7?
Clostridium sporogenes. This pathogen should have cracked the agar in the test tube due to gas in the anaerobic agar. Ours didn't, Dr. Baumann said that the sample probably died.
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