Differential & Selective Media in Microbiology


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MacConkey agar

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1. A selective media

2. A differential media

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What does 'media' mean in microbiology terms? What is agar? You'll need to answer these and other questions related to differential and selective media in order to pass this short, multiple-choice quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these tools, you may evaluate your knowledge of the following:

  • The characteristics of MacConkey agar
  • Selective vs. differential media
  • The usefulness of blood agar
  • The term denoting the process of growing bacteria

Skills Practiced

You'll be able to develop the following skills while you use this quiz/worksheet combo:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as selective media and MacConkey agar
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on differential and selective media in microbiology
  • Distinguishing differences - compare the usefulness of different types of agar

Additional Learning

Review the corresponding lesson titled Differential & Selective Media in Microbiology for further details. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define 'medium'
  • Understand hemolysis
  • Explore examples of selective and differential media