Differential Media:
Thioglycollate Medium
for the determination of the "oxygen relationship" designations
of chemoheterotrophic bacteria able to grow in this medium

This page was originally a handout for a couple of our microbiology
lab courses, and it is adapted from our Oxygen Relationship Page at
http://www.jlindquist.net/generalmicro/dfthiognf.html.


x
Corresponding tube no. above 1 2 3 4
Oxygen relationship designation ––» STRICT
(OBLIGATE)
AEROBE
FACULTATIVE
ANAEROBE
AEROTOLERANT
ANAEROBE
STRICT
(OBLIGATE)
ANAEROBE
AEROBIC RESPIRATION + +
FERMENTATION + + +
Ability to grow aerobically
(oxygen tolerance)
+ + +
Ability to grow anaerobically + + +
Catalase reaction + +
Reaction in Glucose O/F Medium
(for those able to grow well in the medium)
O  or   F    
Response to sodium azide in a
growth medium
SENSITIVE SENSITIVE (under
aerobic conditions)
RESISTANT RESISTANT

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Page was last modified on 10/8/11 at 11:00 PM, CDT.
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