Klebsiella pneumoniae on Cystine Lactose Electrolyte Deficient Agar (C.L.E.D Agar)

Klebsiella pneumoniae on Cystine Lactose Electrolyte Deficient Agar (C.L.E.D Agar):

Klebsiella colonies appear Large, yellow or yellowish-white.
Highly mucoid and elevated.

Bromothymol blue indicator in the agar changes to yellow due to acidification of the medium due to lactose fermentation by bacterial growth.

* Lactose fermenters appear yellow
* Non Lactose fermenters remain a translucent blue.

K. pneumoniae on  C.L.E.D Agar

K. pneumoniae on C.L.E.D Agar

 


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