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Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine
Friday, April 12, 2013
Bacteria in Photos - photo gallery of bacteria
The detection of micro-organisms accounts for a major part of the work in the laboratories of clinical bacteriology. These centres focus on detecting bacteria in, e.g., swabs from the throat, faeces, wounds, urine and other material. The aim is to ensure optimum growth conditions for bacteria or other micro-organisms, to isolate them from a mixture of cultivated organisms, and to identify those whose presence might relate to the given health condition of a patient. For this purpose cultivation media are used where the growth of bacteria leads to the formation of colonies.