What does Proteus Vulgaris look like on a TSA (tryptin-soy agar) plate?

Add your answer...

1 Answer

Proteus swarms, leaving a very thin film of bacteria on the agar surface, but swarming periods are interspersed with periods when the cells stop and undergo a cycle of growth and division so the colony has a distinct zonation (think bulls-eye). Something else interesting... If your agar plate is enriched with urea, proteus degrades this into ammonia, changing the pH of the agar.
This link is broken. Help us!
Thanks for your feedback!

Related Videos

Not the answer you're looking for? Try asking your own question.