A cost-effective anaerobic culture method & its comparison with a standard method

Indian J Med Res. 2016 Oct;144(4):611-613. doi: 10.4103/0971-5916.200881.


Twenty six anaerobes were recovered from 150 deep-seated abscess samples cultured by the proposed two-step combustion-modified candle-jar system and Anoxomat. The degree of growth and colony size were similar in both systems, except for Clostridium difficile. The modified candle-jar system was found to be a sensitive and cost-effective alternative that might be used in resource-limited settings.

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria, Anaerobic / growth & development*
  • Bacteria, Anaerobic / pathogenicity
  • Bacteriological Techniques / economics
  • Bacteriological Techniques / methods*
  • Clostridioides difficile / growth & development*
  • Clostridioides difficile / pathogenicity
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Culture Media
  • Humans


  • Culture Media