Identification of aerobic, facultative anaerobic and microaerophilic bacteria

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Term: 2014
Published: February 27, 2014
Revised: March 1, 2017

This module includes the following topics:

  • Incubation systems and media used to culture aerobic, facultative anaerobic or microaerophilic bacteria
  • Identification of aerobic, facultative anaerobic and microaerophilic bacteria by using cultural characteristics, microscopic morphology, staining characteristics and biochemical tests
  • Serotyping of members of the Enterobacteriaceae and Pasteurellaceae using commercially available antisera
  • Culture and identification of Brucella species using biochemical and serological methods
  • Culture of Mycobacterium species and identification using the Ziehl-Neelsen stain, polymerase chain reaction and electrophoresis
  • Culture and identification of fish pathogens, especially those that only grow at low temperatures and on specialized media
  • Interpretation of results

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The following topics in this module provide more information on applied veterinary bacteriology and mycology:

  • Introduction
  • Identification of anaerobic bacteria
  • Identification of fungi
  • Identification of Mycoplasmas.

About The Instructor

Dr JA Picard

Prof Moritz van Vuuren

Prof Moritz van Vuuren

  • BVSc MMedVet (Micro)(Pret)
  • Professor in Virology in the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
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This Work, Identification of aerobic, facultative anaerobic and microaerophilic bacteria, by Mr JJ Gouws, Prof Moritz van Vuuren, Dr JA Picard, Dr Anna Mouton, Prof Valerius de Vos, Dr MM Henton, Prof Anita Michel is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.