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Best Answer: Agar containing vancomycin will only allow vancomycin-resistant organisms to grow. This is useful when genetically manipulating Gram-positive bacteria, which are generally susceptible to the drug. If you want to insert a particular gene into your bacteria of interest, you ... - read more
Typically this is used in long term care facilities and hospitals to test for VRE (vancomycin resistant enterococcus). Enterococcus is normal intestinal flora and can also be found on skin, vancomycin resistant strains are considered pathogenic - read more
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