ID#: 15234
This image depicts a Petri dish culture plate containing a medium of blood agar, to which menadione had been added. The dish had been inoculated with Prevotella melaninogenica, formerly known as Bacteroides melaninogenicus bacteria, which was incubated at a temperature of 35°C for a 5-day period. In this particular case, as expected, the culture grew pigmented colonies. P. melaninogenica, which 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 Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. V.R. Dowell, Jr.
Creation Date: 1977
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