Preparation of nature inspired indicator based agar for detection and identification of MRSA and MRSE

Celik C., Ildız N. , Sağıroğlu P. , Atalay M. A. , Yazıcı C. , Öçsoy İ.

TALANTA, vol.219, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 219
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.talanta.2020.121292
  • Title of Journal : TALANTA
  • Keywords: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE), Colorimetric sensor, Detection, Agar, Natural indicator, RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS-AUREUS


Natural indicator, red cabbage extract (RCE) incorporated agars were developed, for the first time, as colorimetric sensors for identification of MRSA and MRSE. These strains were differentiated in RCE media with addition of plasma due to coagulase positive property of MRSA, they were differentiated by manipulating NaCl and introducing gelatin in RCE agar. RCE agar was examined based on concentration of NaCl and MRSA concentrations and incubation time for detection of MRSA.