streptococci like S.mutans grow on this medium.. may be other anaerobic pathogenic streptococci(animals) also grow in this medium . Listeria monocytogenes, a gram positive foodborne pathogen, also grows very well on this medium and may actually show better hemolysis zones than when grown on regular sheep blood agar.
Most pathogenic organisms will grown on chocolate agar, it depends mostly on the incubation conditions i.e. temperature, presence/absence of oxygen etc. However there are some fastidious organisms that require certain growth factors to grow.
Nutrient agar is a general purpose medium supporting growth of a wide range of non-fastidious organisms. Most any bacteria will grow on it.An example of a fastidious organism is Neisseria gonorrhea, which requires blood or hemoglobin and several amino acids and vitamins in order to grow.
Blood agar is media rich in reb blood cells and the most commonly used type of media is horse blood media. It is useful for the isolation of bacteria such as Streptococci or organisms that would not readily grow on media that lack red blood cells. For the isolation of Streptococci it is also useful in observing alpha and beta haemolysis.
yes it can
blood or nutrient agar would work, but blood agar will most likely grow more bacteria.
Because 7.5% NaCl agar inhibits gram negative organisms from growing, and is "selective" in that only gram positive organisms can grow in this type of agar.
Blood Agar, and trypticase soy agar grows semi fastidious
Trypticase soy agar are media used for bacterial growth. Actinobacteri, Firmicutes, Gammaproteobacteria and fungal bacteria can grow on these media.