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Mac·Con·key's agar

or  Mac*Con*key agar  n :  an agar culture medium containing bile salts and lactose that is used esp. to isolate coliform bacteria
MacConkey, Alfred Theodore (1861-1931),
British bacteriologist. MacConkey introduced the use of an agar culture medium for the isolation of coliform bacteria in 1900. He is also known for introducing a method for staining the capsules of pneumococcus and pneumobacillus.

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