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Description:This image depicts two Petri dish culture plates, each containing a medium of human blood agar to which menadione had been added. Each dish had been inoculated with Prevotella melaninogenica, formerly known as Bacteroides melaninogenicus bacteria, and each was incubated at a temperature of 35°C for a five day period.
In this particular case these two cultures grew pigmented colonies of P. melaninogenica on the left, and non-pigmented colonies on the right. P. melaninogenica is a normal floral inhabitant of the human oral and vaginal cavities, and has been recovered from anaerobic infections involving the respiratory tract, brain abscesses, urinary tract infections, to name a few.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. V.R. Dowell
Creation Date:1977
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