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Box - Ox Bile Broth, 1957 Object Reg. No: HT 3471

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.
Yellow oblong cardboard box, containing 7 glass bottles, each containing dark coloured liquid.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 10.30 cm (Height), 10.60 cm (Width), 13.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: bacteriology, laboratory apparatus equipment, tissue culture equipment
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, CSL (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories) Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Medical Research
Tertiary Classification: tools & equipment
Inscriptions: Text on box: MEDIA/OX BILE BROTH/For Laboratory Use Only/(Not subject to return or/exchange.)/ Batch No. 001/ c'wealth Serum Laboratories/ 5c.c. Melbourne, Australia
Maker: CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, circa 1957

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