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Blood Agar Plates and Hemolysis: Staphylococcus and Other Catalase Positive Gram-Positive Cocci
Resource Type: Visual: Atlas
Publication Date: 9/30/2005
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Figure 1

Staphylococcus aureus (Enlarged view)
Figure 2

Staphylococcus aureus (Enlarged view)
Figure 3

Staphylococcus aureus (Enlarged view)
Figure 4

Staphylococcus aureus (Enlarged view)
Figure 5

Staphylococcus aureus (Enlarged view)
Figure 6

Staphylococcus aureus (Enlarged view)
Figure 7

Staphylococcus epidermidis (Enlarged view)
Figure 8

Staphylococcus epidermidis (Enlarged view)
Figure 9

Staphylococcus epidermidis (Enlarged view)
Figure 10

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Figure 11

Micrococcus luteus (Enlarged view)
Authors
Rebecca Buxton
Department of Pathology
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
USA
Email: rebecca.buxton@path.utah.edu
FIG. 1. Large, creamy white, beta hemolytic colonies typical of Staphylococcus aureus. (Rebecca Buxton, University of Utah)

FIG. 2. Large, creamy white, beta hemolytic colonies typical of Staphylococcus aureus. (Rebecca Buxton, University of Utah)

FIG. 3. Large, creamy white, beta hemolytic colonies typical of Staphylococcus aureus. (Rebecca Buxton, University of Utah)

FIG. 4. Large, creamy white, beta hemolytic colonies typical of Staphylococcus aureus. (Rebecca Buxton, University of Utah)

FIG. 5. Strains of Staphylococcus aureus may or may not produce a golden yellow pigment. (beta hemolytic, non-pigmented strain. Compare with Figure 6). (Rebecca Buxton, University of Utah)

FIG. 6. Strains of Staphylococcus aureus may or may not produce a golden yellow pigment. (beta hemolytic, yellow-pigmented strai??? ???A??n. Compare with Figure 5). (Rebecca Buxton, University of Utah)

FIG. 7. Non-hemolytic Staphylococcus species: Staphylococcus epidermidis. (Most species of coagulase negative Staphylococcus species are non-hemolytic). (Rebecca Buxton, University of Utah)

FIG. 8. Non-hemolytic Staphylococcus species: Staphylococcus epidermidis. (Rebecca Buxton, University of Utah)

FIG. 9. Non-hemolytic Staphylococcus species: Staphylococcus epidermidis. (Rebecca Buxton, University of Utah)

FIG. 10. Staphylococcus saprophyticus: non-hemolytic, bright white, creamy colonies (recovered almost exclusively from urinary tract infections in young, sexually active females). (Rebecca Buxton, University of Utah)

FIG. 11. Micrococcus luteus: Dramatic bright yellow pigment (no hemolysis). (Rebecca Buxton, University of Utah)

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REVIEWERS

This resource was peer-reviewed at ASM Conference for Undergraduate Education 2005 (ASMCUE, 2005).

Participating Reviewers:


Samuel Fan
Bradley University, Peoria, ??? ???A??Ill.

Ashalla Freeman
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Roxana Hughes
UNT Biological Sciences, Denton, Tex.

D. Sue Katz
Rogers State University, Claremore, Okla.

Lucy Kluckhohn Jones
Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Calif.

Patricia  Shields
University of Maryland, College Park

Erica Suchman
Colorado State University, Ft. Collins