Table 3

The media and culture methods for bacteria and candida
Strains Media Temp. Time
Bacteria
A. baumannii, E. faecalis, Blood agar base a 37°C 24 h
E. faecium, E. coli, K. pneumoniae,
P. mirabilis, P. aeruginosa,
S. enteritidis, S. aureus,
S. epidermidis, S. saprophyticus,
S. maltophilia, S. agalactiae,
S. pyogenes, S. pneumoniae
G. vaginalis * Blood agar base 37°C 48 h
H. influenzae * Thayer Martin media b 24 h
N. gonorrhoeae * 48 h
Candida
C. albicans, C. tropicalis, Sabouraud dextrose agar c 37°C 24 h
C. glabrata, C. parapsilosis,
C. guilliermondii, C. krusei,
C. neoformans 30°C 48 h

a,b,c Oxoid, Basingstoke, UK; a supplemented with 5% sheep blood; b supplemented with 5% horse blood; * cultured in a candle jar.

Wang et al.

Wang et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:36   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-36

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