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Appl Environ Microbiol. Jun 1986; 51(6): 1361–1363.
PMCID: PMC239073

New, simple medium for selective, differential recovery of Klebsiella spp.


A highly selective, differential medium for the enumeration and isolation of Klebsiella spp. was developed. With pure cultures, 100% recovery of Klebsiella spp. was observed. Recovery of Klebsiella spp. on MacConkey-inositol-potassium tellurite (MCIK) agar was as good as or better than on MacConkey-inositol-carbenicillin agar either with pure cultures or environmental samples. Recovery and percent colony confirmation with MCIK agar were greater and easier to obtain than for other proposed Klebsiella selective media.

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