Posted: May 22nd, 2023
Specimen used was from the wound of the patient and several tests ran. As recorded in the figure below (i), Colony morphology test turned grey and many small colonies were observed. They were circular in shape with a flat margin elevation. The mannitol salt test revealed a yellow coloring while the gram test turned purple an indication of positive result. Bergey et al. (1994) outline gram stain as the separation of all bacteria into either primary dye, which is gram-positive or secondary dye, which is gram-negative. In this test, when the bacteria was treated with iodine they assumed the crystal violet in their thick layer of peptidoglycan. The catalase test produced bubbles and the coagulae test showed positive revealing the presence of the suspected organism.
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