Heart Infusion Agar

Heart Infusion Agar

Fastidious organisms having exacting nutritional requirement can be cultivated on infusion media. Meat infusions were included in the first media used for the cultivation of bacteria. Huntoon prepared a medium using fresh beef heart and peptone which became known as Heart Infusion Agar. He demonstrated it could be used to support the growth of nutritionally fastidious microorganisms without the addition …

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