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Resuscitation Culture Media

This is a special type of medium that is used to grow microorganisms that are damaged and have lost the ability to produce due to certain harmful environmental factors.

Resuscitation Culture Media


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This culture allows the organisms to regain their metabolism by providing the nutrients that the organisms had been deprived of. For example, a type of bacteria that requires histamine for its growth is subjected to a medium that lacks this essential component, its growth will be inhibited.

If the same bacteria are placed in a medium consisting of histamine, it will start to grow again. In this case, the medium containing histamine will act as the resuscitation medium. An example of a commonly used resuscitation culture medium is Tryptic Soy Agar.

Types of Culture Media :

There are some types of important culture or growth media used in microbiological laboratories:

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