Identification of aerobic, facultative anaerobic and microaerophilic bacteria

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Term: 2014
Published: February 27, 2014
Revised: February 27, 2014

This module includes the following topics:

  • Incubation systems and media used to culture aerobic, facultative anaerobic or microaerophilic bacteria
  • Identification of aerobic, facultative anaerobic and microaerophilic bacteria by using cultural characteristics, microscopic morphology, staining characteristics and biochemical tests
  • Serotyping of members of the Enterobacteriaceae and Pasteurellaceae using commercially available antisera
  • Culture and identification of Brucella species using biochemical and serological methods
  • Culture of Mycobacterium species and identification using the Ziehl-Neelsen stain, polymerase chain reaction and electrophoresis
  • Culture and identification of fish pathogens, especially those that only grow at low temperatures and on specialized media
  • Interpretation of results

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The following topics in this module provide more information on applied veterinary bacteriology and mycology:

  • Introduction
  • Identification of anaerobic bacteria
  • Identification of fungi
  • Identification of Mycoplasmas.
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