Product Code TM 2105
Campylobacterare microaerophilic, very small, curved, thin, Gram-negative rods (1.5-5 ?m), with corkscrew motility. It is considered to be one of the leading causes of enteric illness in the United States and other developed countries. The organism is reported to cause mild to severe diarrhea, with loose, watery stools often followed by bloody diarrhea. The infection together is called as campylobacteriosis. Campylobacter are carried in the intestinal tract of a wide variety of wild and domestic animals, especially birds and are frequent contaminants foods of animal origin.
Heart Infusion Yeast Extract Agar Base is used for selective isolation and differentiation of Campylobacter species in accordance with FDA BAM, 1998. Initially blood was used in the isolation of Campylobacter. Fastidious organisms having exacting nutritional requirement could be cultivated on infusion media, as demonstrated by Huntoon. A liquid medium containing an infusion of meat was one of the first media used for the cultivation of bacteria. Heart Infusion Agar, containing meat infusion is used for the isolation and cultivation of a wide variety of fastidious organisms including Vibrio species. On supplementation of blood, Heart Infusion Agar can be used to study haemolytic reactions.
for the isolation and cultivation of Campylobacter in accordance with FDA BAM 1998.
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