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Contain an amount of solidified agent so that it's thickened but does not have to be firmed up to be solid; can be used to measured motility; localization of reaction
Complex polysaccharide isolated from red algae; solid at room temperature; liquidfies at boiling; does not resolidify until it cools to 42C; not digestable for most microbes
Complex organic substances such as blood serum, hemoglobin or special growth factors required by fastidious microbes
Contain one or more agents that inhibit growth of some microbes and encourage growth of the desired microbes
Allow growth of several types of microbes and displays visible differences among desired and undesired microbes
Contain a substance that absorb oxygen or slow penetration of oxygen into medium; used for growing anaerobic bacteria
Carbohydrate fermentation media
Contain sugar that can be fermented, converted to acids, and a pH indicator to show the reaction; basis for identifying bacteria and fungi
Make a second level culture from a well-isolated colony; a small amount of cells are transferred to a separate container and incubated
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