Comparison of two selective media for Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans

Martijn van Steenbergen, T. J., van Winkelhoff, A. J., van der Mispel, L., van der Velden, U., Abbas, F. & de Graaff, J., 1986, In : Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 24, 4, p. 636-638 3 p.

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  • T J Martijn van Steenbergen
  • A J van Winkelhoff
  • L van der Mispel
  • U van der Velden
  • F Abbas
  • J de Graaff

Two selective media, malachite green-bacitracin (MGB) agar and tryptic soy-serum-bacitracin-vancomycin (TSBV) agar, were compared for the isolation of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans. The highest recovery was found on TSBV agar plates cultured in air-5% CO2 both for plaque samples from periodontal pockets and for pure cultures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)636-638
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes


  • Actinobacillus, Actinobacillus Infections, Adolescent, Adult, Culture Media, Dental Plaque, Humans, Middle Aged, Periodontal Pocket, Periodontitis

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