Why is mannitol salt agar used as a selective medium for normal skin flora?


Mnnitol salt agar is used for the isolation of staphylococci which found normally on skin (S.aureus). The selectivity is obtained by the high slat concentration that inhibits growth of many groups of bacteria.
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All bacteria grow on certain agars, while not on other certain agars. Mannitol Salt Agar is just another media that helps select (identify) certain bacteria. Just to satisfy your
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