Xylose Lysine Deoxycholate (XLD) Agar

Salmonella Typhimurium on XLD agar.

Introduction of XLD Agar Xylose Lysine Deoxycholate (XLD) agar is a selective growth medium used for the isolation of Salmonella and Shigella species from clinical samples and from food. XLD Agar was developed by Taylor for the differentiation, isolation, and identification of enteric pathogens, and to support the growth of more fastidious enteric organisms. XLD Agar was especially designed to allow the growth of Shigella species, and is a proven medium for …

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Salmonella Typhimurium on XLD agar

Salmonella typhimurium on XLD agar

Salmonella Typhimurium on XLD agar. Photo By: Carlos Rafael Manzano Palafox from Guadalajara Jalisco, México. – Xylose-Lysine Deoxycholate Agar (XLD Agar) is a selective medium recommended for the isolation and enumeration of Salmonella Typhi and other Salmonella species. – Red colonies, some with black centers. – The agar itself will turn red due to the presence of Salmonella type colonies.