VL Anaerobic Blood Agar is a highly nutritious medium recommended for the cultivation of sporulating and nonsporulating anaerobic microorganisms. It contains peptone and ox extract, whose amino acids included in the medium work by reducing the pH. This reduction must be strong because the media for anaerobes must have a low potential for oxide-reduction. Peptones also provide nitrogen, vitamins, minerals and amino acids essential for growth. L-Cysteine and yeast extract are sources of nitrogen and carbon. The yeast extract is also a source of vitamin B. Glucose is the carbohydrate energy source. Sodium chloride supplies essential electrolytes for transport and osmotic balance. Bacteriological agar is the solidifying agent.
Write Your Own Review