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Ward's® Hemolysis Set

Hemolysis, the rupture of red blood cells, is induced by certain species of streptococcal bacteria that produce extracellular hemolysin.  Observe this phenomenon with this set of 3 non-pathogenic species

  • Biosafety Level: 1
  • Easily observe all 3 types of hemolysis
When this set of 3 bacteria are cultivated on blood agar, a zone of hemolysis (a cleared area) develops around the bacteria: in alpha hemolysis, colonies are surrounded by zones of incomplete lysis, with a green or brownish green zone; in beta hemolysis, the zone is clear; in gamma hemolysis, there is no hemolytic zone.

Organisms included: Streptococcus mutans (alpha hemolysis), Streptococcus sp. (beta hemolysis), Streptococcus salivarius (gamma hemolysis)

Freeze-dried organisms come with everything you need to rehydrate and culture the organism when you're ready.

Ordering information: Microbial and fungal cultures are restricted and can only be ordered by educational professionals.

These products contain living or perishable materials and will ship via overnight or second day delivery. Please specify a delivery date during checkout

Caution: While these organism are non-pathogenic, Ward’s recommends that you utilize proper aseptic technique when handling all microorganisms.



Item # Description Media Incubation Conditions Storage Conditions Packaging Unit Availability Price Quantity
470179-328 Freeze-dried Hemolysis set
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