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17185 Sigma-Aldrich

m-Enterococcus Agar, modified

for microbiology

Synonym: Membrane filter Enterococcus Agar, modified



Related Categories A - M, Enterococcus, Media, Media by Application, Media by Microorganism,
grade   for microbiology
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
composition   agar, 15 g/L
  cycloheximide, 0.05 g/L
  esculin, 1 g/L
  nalidixic acid, 0.25 g/L
  pancreatic digest of gelatin, 10 g/L
  sodium azide, 0.15 g/L
  sodium chloride, 15 g/L
  yeast extract, 30 g/L
final pH   7.1±0.2 (25 °C)
suitability   slightly selective and differential for Enterococcus



For the recovery of Enterococci in water samples using membrane filter technique along with Esculin Iron Agar for the identification.

Preparation Note

Supplement: 15 ml/l TTC Solution (Cat. No. 17779)

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Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


Certificate of Analysis

Protocols & Articles


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