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Table 1 Selective media used and the bacteria they select for

From: Microbiota identified from preserved Anopheles

Type of media agar plate Selective for
MacConkey agar
(DMP/NICD, South Africa; cat no. DMPA0315)
Non-fastidious gram-negative enteric bacteria [105]
10% blood agar
(DMP/NICD, South Africa; cat no. DMPA0115)
A variety of fastidious bacteria [106]
Blood agar with nalidixic acid and colistin (DMP/NICD, South Africa; cat no. DMPA0110) Gram-positive bacteria [107]
Chapman’s agar (or mannitol salt agar)
(DMP/NICD, South Africa; cat no. DMPA0316)
Gram-positive bacteria, specifically staphylococci [108]
Brain–Heart Infusion (BHI) agar
(DMP/NICD, South Africa; cat no. DMPB0120)
A variety of fastidious bacteria [109]