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What bacteria can grow on MSA?

Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium (most common enterococcal species that has been isolated from human infections) are salt tolerant bacteria. They can ferment mannitol and produce lactic acid, producing yellow colored colonies on MSA.

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Just so, can gram negative bacteria grow on MSA?

Psuedomonas aeruginosa (Gram negative) - no growth Mannitol Salt Agar (MSA) is used to determine if the bacteria is halophilic (salt loving) and if the bacteria can ferment mannitol. If the bacteria is able to grow then it is a halophilic bacteria, due to it's ability to grow in a high salt environment.

does Staph epidermidis grow on MSA? Staphylococcus epidermidis grows on MSA, but does not ferment mannitol (media remains light pink in color, colonies are colorless).

Also asked, can E coli grow on MSA?

Tryptic soy agar (TSA) inoculated with (A) Staphylococcus aureus, (B) Staphylococcus epidermidis, and (C) Escherichia coli demonstrating growth of all three organisms. TSA is a general purpose medium that will allow for the growth of all three organisms. The mannitol fermenting colony (yellow) is S.

What is the purpose of MSA?

Mannitol salt agar or MSA is a commonly used selective and differential growth medium in microbiology. If an organism can ferment mannitol, an acidic byproduct is formed that causes the phenol red in the agar to turn yellow. It is used for the selective isolation of presumptive pathogenic (pp) Staphylococcus species.

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