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Unformatted text preview: Coagulase Test Medium: This test is to see if the organism causes coagulation. It contains citrated rabbit plasma which clots in the presence of the enzyme coagulase. Results: S. aureus S. epidermis S. saprophyticus Unknown #4 Alpha-Toxin +------Mannitol +--+--Coagulase +------Biotin Growth--+ NS + Novo Biocin + S R S After reviewing the results a determination was made that Unknown #4 was in fact S. epidermis. Conclusion: The intention of this experiment was to differentiate between 3 strains of staphylococci. In order to do this 4 tests were performed and the results were as shown. After reviewing all the results and comparing to known data, the unknown organism in tube #13 was found to be S. epidermis. The tests performed provided results that were felt to be accurate and this experiment should be considered a success with minimal error present....
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- Spring '08
- Bacteria, Growth medium, Staphylococcus aureus, mannitol, Coagulase