Mueller-Hinton agar

Mueller-Hinton agar
Colonies of Burkholderia pseudomallei on Müller-Hinton agar after 72 hours incubation.

Müller-Hinton agar is an microbiological growth medium that is commonly used for antibiotic susceptibility testing. It is also used to isolate and maintain Neisseria and Moraxella species.

It typically contains (w/v)[1]:

Five percent sheep blood may also be added when susceptibility testing is done on Streptococcus species. This type is also commonly used for susceptibility testing of Campylobacter.


  1. ^ Atlas, R.M. (2004). Handbook of Microbiological Media. London: CRC Press. pp. p. 1226. ISBN 0849318181. 

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