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45183 Sigma-Aldrich

Enterococcus Selective Agar

for microbiology

Synonym: Slanetz and Bartley Agar, m-Enterococcus Agar acc. Slanetz and Bartley



Related Categories A - M, All Food Control Media (alphabetical), All Solid Media/Agars, Clinical Media, Enterococcus,
grade   for microbiology
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
composition   agar, 10 g/L
  disodium hydrogen phosphate monohydrate, 4 g/L
  D(+)-glucose, 2 g/L
  sodium azide, 0.4 g/L
  2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride, 0.1 g/L
  tryptose, 20 g/L
  yeast extract, 5 g/L
final pH   7.2±0.2 (25 °C)
suitability   selective and differential for Enterococcus
  selective and differential for Streptococcus



Selective medium for enumeration and detection of enterococci acc. to Slanetz and Bartley (1957) in water and sewage with the membrane-filter technique and in the direct application procedure in food acc. to Burkwall and Hartman (1964).

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Isolation and enumeration of sulphite-reducing Clostridium spores from Group D faecal streptococci from oysters

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