Salmonella Shigella (SS) Agar- Composition, Principle, Preparation, Results, Uses


Salmonella Shigella (SS) Agar is a type of culture medium that is used in microbiology to isolate and differentiate bacteria of the genera Salmonella and Shigella from other enteric bacteria. These bacteria are responsible for causing various gastrointestinal infections in humans and animals, such as typhoid fever, salmonellosis, shigellosis, and food poisoning. SS Agar was developed by Leifson in 1951 as a modification of the original Salmonella Agar devised by Kauffmann in 1935. SS Agar is also known as Brilliant Green Bile Agar or Kauffmann`s Modification of Brilliant Green Agar.