Hektoen enteric agar


Hektoen enteric agar
an agar medium containing peptone, bile salts, yeast extract, lactose, sucrose, salicin, sodium chloride, sodium thiosulfate, ferric ammonium citrate, acid fuchsin, and bromthymol blue. It is a selective medium used for the primary isolation and identification of enteric pathogens, especially coliform organisms, salmonellae, and shigellae. Called also HE a.

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