Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

, Volume 22, Issue 5, pp 364–366 | Cite as

Status of membrane-filter procedure for examination of water and milk forStaphylococcus aureus

  • Mohamed M. Sabbour
  • Helmy T. El-Zanfaly
Applied Microbiology


Baird-Parker (BP) agar was found to be more efficient forStaphylococcus aureus recovery from water and milk. The other media efficacy could be represented in that descending order: Mannitol Salt (MS)-Staphylococcus 110 (S 110) and Chapman Stone (CS) agars. (BP) was not recommended to be use in liquid form with absorbent pads, while (S-110) and (MS) tend to be superior to (CS).


Agar Mannitol Staphylococcus Liquid Form Media Efficacy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed M. Sabbour
    • 1
    • 2
  • Helmy T. El-Zanfaly
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Dairy Research LaboratoryNational Research CenterCairoEgypt
  2. 2.Water Pollution Control LaboratoryNational Research CenterCairoEgypt

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