Product Code TM 1498
Bacteroides are major bacteria found in the human normal flora, harboring in the intestinal tract. They are generally opportunistic anaerobes and can cause a variety of infections throughout the body. The most common infections include pleuropulmonary, intraabdominal and infections of the female urogenital tract. Bacteroides make up about one-third of the total anaerobic isolates obtained from various infections. Anaerobic Basal broth is recommended for fastidious anaerobes like Bacteroides species. Anaerobic organisms require reducing conditions and an absence of dissolved oxygen in the medium. Strict anaerobes obtain its energy and intermediates through oxidation utilizing hydrogen acceptors other than oxygen. Prereducing the medium by boiling to drive off the oxygen can expel this. Also reducing agents such as thioglycollate or cysteine can be added to the medium.
for cultivation of anaerobic microorganisms like Bacteroides and other fastidious anaerobes