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Cause of hemolysis?

Hemolysis can be caused by a variety of conditions such as Streptococcus, Enterococcus, Staphylococcus, Plasmodium, or genetic disorders.

What is alppha hemolytic?

Alpha hemolysis (α-hemolysis) means that the bacterial enzymes only partially break down the blood cells. This results in the media showing a yellowish/greenish/brownish discoloration (like a bruise) around the colonies, indicating incomplete hemolysis. How to Interpret Beta Hemolysis on Blood… Full Answer

What is crenation and hemolysis?

Crenation is the contraction of a cell after exposure to a hypertonic solution, due to the loss of water through osmosis. Hemolysis is the breakdown of red blood cells.

What are the principle of hemolysis?

Hemolysis comes from the Greek word Òhemo-Ó which means ÒbloodÓ and ÒlysisÓ meaning ÒloosingÓ, Òsetting freeÓ or ÒreleasingÓ of the red blood cells. The basic principle of hemolysis is called blood agar, a rich component that contains 5-10 percent blood.