General Purpose media is designed to grow most organisms and do not contain growth inhibitors. Standard Methods Agar and Blood Agar Bases are examples of general purpose media.
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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.
The difference between selective and differential media is mainly due to the following factors:Intended use of the media: The purpose of both selective and differential media differs. A selective media only permits the development of particular organisms, while a differential media discerns one species of the organism from the other growing on the similar substrate. Growth pattern: Different microorganisms show different growth patterns in the selective as well as differential media, which can be characterized […]