Modified fish meal extract agar: A new medium for the selective isolation of pseudomonas aeruginosa - A preliminary report

Vishnu Prasad, Mamatha Ballal, P. G. Shivananda

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A new bacteriological medium Modified Fish Meal Extract A(FMEA) gar was tested for its efficacy in promoting the growth of P aeruginosa normally encountered in clinical specimens. 50 specimens each of sputum, pus and urine were cultured on Modified Fish Meal Extract Agar and the results were compared with normal Nutrient agar and Blood agar. There was 100% conformity in the results compared with the other selective media for Pseudomonas aerugin osa. One of the greatest advantages of this Modified FMEA was that no other organisms grew in culture other than Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Conclusion: The cost of consumable materials used in the preparation of fish meal extract agar being simple and cheap; this medium can be used successfully in the routine culture work for the isolation of Pseudomonas aeurginosa from clinical specimens like sputum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-202
Number of pages2
JournalJournal International Medical Sciences Academy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2009


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  • Medicine(all)

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