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Colony morphology



(microbiology) The morphology of cellular colonies grown in cultures


Determining colony morphology is important to characterize a bacterial colony in cultures in terms of shape, color, edge, and elevation. It is usually done by observing the colony with the unaided eye (i.e. not necessarily through microscopy). Colony morphology is one of the means in identifying bacterial species.


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Differentiating media for yeast

... (e.g. different strains of S.cerevisae). I have used PDA for growth but colony morphology of all the strains seems alike. Kindly help me if any such media is available to ...

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by choozi
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:29 pm
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Gram Positive Cocci

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by lucrezia03
Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:58 pm
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Re: gram negative cocci. please help

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by mamasewbusy
Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:08 pm
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Help - Unknown Microbe project - E.coli colony description

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by dinarh
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Re: indole

You could do it the old way - smell, colony morphology on EMB and Mac

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