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What is eosin methylene blue used for?
Last Updated: 10th June, 2020
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In this regard, why is eosin methylene blue selective?
Eosin Methylene Blue (or EMB) Agar is a Selective & Differential Medium. The selective and differential aspects are due to the dyes Eosin Y and Methylene Blue, and the sugars lactose and sucrose in the medium. It is Selective because it encourages some bacteria to grow while inhibiting others.
Additionally, why does E coli turn green on EMB? On EMB if E. coli is grown it will give a distinctive metallic green sheen (due to the metachromatic properties of the dyes, E. coli movement using flagella, and strong acid end-products of fermentation).
Likewise, people ask, what bacteria can grow on EMB agar?
Some strains of Salmonella and Shigella may fail to grow on EMB Agar. Some gram-positive bacteria, such as enterococci, staphylococci, and yeast will grow on this medium and usually form pinpoint colonies. Non-pathogenic, non-lactose-fermenting organisms will also grow on this medium.
How does methylene blue inhibit gram positive?
- Quora. Why does Methylene Blue inhibit gram positive? Methylene blue is a basic redox dye that oxides disulfide/sulfhydryl bonds which are found more frequently in cell walls of Gram Positive bacteria. It can also cause potassium efflux from yeast and some Gram positives