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Depicted in this 2014 image is a Petri dish culture plate demonstrating the growth of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria. Initially red-pink, the medium of mannitol-salt agar is chemically-configured to turn yellow when S. aureus ferments the mannitol, lowering the pH, thereby, changing the color of the phenol red indicator dye. See PHIL 16813, for a closer view of this culture plate.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Melissa Dankel
Creation Date:2014
Photo Credit:James Gathany
CDC Organization
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