BCYE agar

BCYE agar

buffered charcoal-yeast extract agar. An agar used to grow Legionella spp.
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Colonies growing on BCYE agar, but not on blood agar, were definitively identified as Legionella spp.
pneumophila isolates were cultured on BCYE agar, and their growth was confirmed using a serotyping kit.
BCYE agar plates were incubated in an extinguished candle jar at 37 [degrees]C for 72 h.
45 [micro]m membrane filters, the filter was placed on BCYE agar, and incubated in a candle jar at 37 [degrees]C for 72 h.
Culture: All respiratory fluids were cultured on selective BCYE agar.
Four days later, Legionella species were isolated on BCYE agar (Oxoid Ltd.
Since Legionella is spread by aerosolized water, the organism can be recovered from the air environment by concentrating it with the N-6 impactor on culture media composed of buffered-charcoal yeast extract (BCYE) agar and BCYE agar plus polymyxin B, anisomycin, and vancomycin (BCYE/PAV).