Confused and have questions? We’ve got answers. With Chegg Study, you can get step-by-step solutions to your questions from an expert in the field. If you rather get 1:1 study help, try 30 minutes of free online tutoring with Chegg Tutors.

Green hemolysis

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Definition

noun

A type of hemolysis on blood agar plates as shown by a green discoloration around the bacterial colony caused by the peroxides produced by the bacteria.


Supplement

The hemolytic reactions of streptococci on blood agar plates can be used for their preliminary identification and classification. For instance, Streptococcus pneumoniae forms green hemolysis whereas Streptococcus pyogenes and Enterococcus faecalis display beta and gamma hemolyses on blood agar plates, respectively.


Synonyms:


Compare: beta hemolysis, gamma hemolysis