Identification of anaerobic bacteria

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

This module includes the following topics:

  • Correct sampling  to ensure maximum recovery of obligate anaerobic bacteria
  • Incubation systems used to culture obligate anaerobic bacteria
  • Identification of anaerobic bacteria using cultural characteristics, antimicrobial sensitivity tests, commercial test systems and gas chromatography
  • Identification of the toxin types of Clostridium species

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

  • Introduction
  • Identification of aerobic, facultative anaerobic and microaerophilic 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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