EG. Amies transport media Stuart media Kelly-Blair media
Choice of culture media
The selection culture media will depend on:
The major pathogens to be isolated, their growth requirements and the features by which they are recognized.
Whether the specimens being cultured are from sterile sites or from sites having normal microbial flora.
The cost, availability and stability of media.
The training and experience of laboratory staff in preparing, using and controlling culture media.
Forms of culture media
solid culture media
semisolid culture media
Fluid culture media
solid culture media . Plate cultures in petri dishes . stab/slope cultures in tubes and bottles
Uses: Description of bacterial colonies
size : diameter in mm
Out line : circular, entire, wavy, indented