Endo Agar- Composition, Principle, Preparation, Results, Uses


Endo Agar is a microbiological growth medium that was originally developed by Endo for the isolation of Salmonella typhi, the causative agent of typhoid fever. It is now mostly used as a coliform medium to differentiate gram-negative bacteria on the basis of lactose fermentation while inhibiting gram-positive bacteria. Coliforms are a group of bacteria that are commonly found in the intestinal tract of humans and animals, and are used as indicators of fecal contamination and water quality.