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Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 1996 Jul;15(7):607-10.

A new selective differential medium for isolation of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia.

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Department of Microbiology, University of Leeds, UK.

Abstract

A new selective differential medium for the isolation of Stenotrophomonas (formerly Xanthomonas) maltophilia was developed. The medium, VIA agar, contained vancomycin, imipenem, and amphotericin B as selective agents and incorporated a mannitol/bromothymol blue indicator system. Compared with Xanthomonas maltophilia Selective Medium (XMSM), VIA agar was less inhibitory to Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and was more selective than XMSM in preventing the growth of unwanted bacteria from contaminated specimens. Although vancomycin-resistant strains of Enterococcus faecium may grow on VIA agar, these can be easily distinguished from Stenotrophomonas maltophilia because of mannitol fermentation.

PMID:
8874082
DOI:
10.1007/bf01709373
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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