The hemolytic reactions of streptococci on blood agar plates can be used for their preliminary identification and classification. For instance, Streptococcus pneumoniae forms alpha hemolysis, Streptococcus pyogenes forms beta hemolysis, and Enterococcus faecalis displays nonhemolysis (or gamma hemolysis) on blood agar plates.
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... I thought I had Bacillus cereus , but my confirmation test (Citrate) was negative. Not to mention that streak and incubation on a BA plate gave me nonhemolysis. I did test for acid from glucose, but I had to redo it (and am currently waiting on the results) since after a 2-day period, the indicator ...
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