Selective isolation of Yersinia pestis from plague-infected fleas

Derek S. Sarovich, Rebecca E. Colman, Erin P. Price, Wai Kwan Chung, Judy Lee, James M. Schupp, Kacy R. Cobble, Joseph D. Busch, James Alexander, Paul S Keim, David M Wagner

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We evaluated Yersinia CIN agar for the isolation of Yersinia pestis from infected fleas. CIN media is effective for the differentiation of Y. pestis from flea commensal flora and is sufficiently inhibitory to other bacteria that typically outcompete Y. pestis after 48. h of growth using less selective media.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-97
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Microbiological Methods
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2010



  • CIN agar
  • Isolation
  • Plague
  • Selective
  • Yersinia pestis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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Sarovich, D. S., Colman, R. E., Price, E. P., Chung, W. K., Lee, J., Schupp, J. M., Cobble, K. R., Busch, J. D., Alexander, J., Keim, P. S., & Wagner, D. M. (2010). Selective isolation of Yersinia pestis from plague-infected fleas. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 82(1), 95-97.