Medical Dictionary

MacConkey's agar

noun Mac·Con·key's agar
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MacConkey agar


Medical Definition of MacConkey's agar

  1. :  an agar culture medium containing bile salts and lactose that is used especially to isolate coliform bacteria

Biographical Note for macconkey's agar



Alfred Theodore

(1861–1931), British bacteriologist. MacConkey introduced the use of an agar culture medium for the isolation of coliform bacteria in 1900. He is also known for introducing a method for staining the capsules of pneumococcus and pneumobacillus.

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