Baird–Parker agar

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Baird–Parker agar is a type of agar used for the selective isolation of gram-positive Staphylococci species.[1] It contains lithium chloride and tellurite to inhibit the growth of alternative microbial flora, while the included pyruvate and glycine promote the growth of Staphylococci.[1] Staphylococcus colonies show up black in colour with clear zones produced around them.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c "Baird-Parker Agar Base". EMD Chemicals. Archived from the original on 2008-05-01. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  2. ^ "Baird-Parker Agar Base • Baird-Parker Agar EY Tellurite Enrichment" (PDF). Becton, Dickinson and Company. Retrieved 2008-05-16.