Question: 380 Exercise 48 Mannitol Salt Agar PRE-LAB QUESTIONS 1. Differentiate between the terms selective…


380 Exercise 48 Mannitol Salt Agar PRE-LAB QUESTIONS 1. Differentiate between the terms selective and differential as they apply to mannitol salt agar. 2. Differentiate between the terms facultative halophile and obligate halophile (your books glossary may prove useful). 3. Halobacterium salinarium is an obligate halophile that requires at least 13% NaCI to grow. Could mannitol salt agar be used to isolate this bacterium like it is used to isolate Staphylococcus? Why or why not?

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380 Exercise 48 Mannitol Salt Agar PRE-LAB QUESTIONS 1. Differentiate between the terms selective and differential as they apply to mannitol salt agar. 2. Differentiate between the terms facultative halophile and obligate halophile (your book's glossary may prove useful). 3. Halobacterium salinarium is an obligate halophile that requires at least 13% NaCI to grow. Could mannitol salt agar be used to isolate this bacterium like it is used to isolate Staphylococcus? Why or why not?

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