70139 Fluka

Potato Dextrose Agar

for microbiology

Synonym: Potato Glucose Agar


Related Categories All Dairy Media (alphabetical), All Food Control Media (alphabetical), All Solid Media/Agars, Aspergillus, Candida,
grade   for microbiology
shelf life   (limited shelf life, expiry date on the label)
composition   agar, 15 g/L
  dextrose, 20 g/L
  potato extract, 4 g/L
final pH   5.6±0.2 (25 °C)
suitability   nonselective for Aspergillus
  nonselective for Candida
  nonselective for Molds and Yeasts (General Media)
  nonselective for Penicilliums
  nonselective for Pichia
  nonselective for Saccharomyces
  nonselective for Zygosaccharomyces



Recommended for the isolation and enumeration of yeasts and molds in dairy products and food.

Other Notes

Studies on contamination of yogurt by yeast1,2; For maintaining the stock culture of Rhodotorula glutinis for the production of extracellular lipase3; Identification of Aspergillus niger from infected onion tissue4

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