Box of Ox Bile Broth, contains seven 5c.c. bottles. c.1957. Used for bacterial culture. In the MacConkey Agar Plate, bile salts are used to limit growth to enteric bacteria that grow in the human intestine, where bile salts exist. Most other bacteria cannot survive in the presence of these salts. This test can be used to find some disease-causing bacteria that infect the digestive system such as Salmonella and Shigella.
Produced by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Limited, Parkville, Victoria.

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Yellow oblong cardboard box, containing 7 glass bottles, each containing dark coloured liquid.


Example of tissue culture medium produced by CSL

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