|Description:||Photographed from above, this image depicts a 12 well Minitek® (BD Biosciences) anaerobe identification kit, used to identify specific bacterial species based on their microchemical behavior. All the wells except for the two empty wells at the bottom, were freshly inoculated with an unknown bacteria, to be a subsequently incubated. Of the ten inoculated wells, all displayed a red color, but for the tenth, which remained white. The paper disk in each inoculated well was labeled for identification purposes.|
A small paper disk, which had been impregnated with a biochemical substrate was added to each well used. Subsequently, the unknown bacterial culture was added to each well, and the entire plate was then incubated. After having incubated the plate, the required reagent would then be added to each well, and the color produced by the addition of the reagent would then be recorded, which would help to identify the bacterial anaerobe.