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Baird-Parker medium

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Agar for isolation and counting of coagulase-positive staphylococcus in foodstuff.

Description

Agar for isolation and counting of coagulase-positive staphylococcus (Staphylococcus aureus) in foodstuff. Consists of tryptone, beef extract, yeast extract, sodium pyruvate, glycine, and lithium chloride·6H2O. Baird-Parker introduced this complex medium in 1962 to overcome the problems of recovering damaged Staphylococcus aureus from foodstuffs. The medium is highly selective due to potassium tellurite and lithium chloride.

Bibliography

  • A. C. Baird-Parker:
    An improved diagnostic and selective medium for isolating coagulase positive staphylococci.
    Journal of Applied Bacteriology, Oxford, 1962, 25(1): 12–19.
  • A. C. Baird-Parker and E. Davenport:
    The effect of Recovery medium on the isolation of Staph. aureus after heat treatment and after storage of frozen or dried cells.
    Journal of Applied Bacteriology, Oxford, 1965, 28: 390–402.
  • R. Ten Broeke:
    The Staphylococcus medium of Baird-Parker in practical use. The occurrence of coagulase-positive, egg yolk non-clearing staphylococci.
    Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 1976, 33: 220–236.
  • B. A. Smith and A. C. Baird-Parker:
    The use of sulphamethazine for inhibiting Proteus spp. on Baird-Parker's isolation medium for Staphylococcus aureus.
    Journal of Applied Bacteriology, Oxford, 1964, 27(1): 78-82.
  • A. C. Baird-Parker:
    The staphylococci: An introduction.
    J. Appl. bacterial Symp. 1990. Suppl. 15-85.

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