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51490 Sigma-Aldrich

Hektoen Enteric Agar

for microbiology

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Properties

Related Categories A - M, All Food Control Media (alphabetical), All Solid Media/Agars, Bacteria (General Media), Clinical Media,
grade   for microbiology
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
composition   acid fuchsin, 0.1 g/L
  agar, 15.0 g/L
  ammonium ferric citrate, 1.5 g/L
  bile salts, 9 g/L
  bromothymol blue, 0.065 g/L
  lactose, 12 g/L
  mixed peptone, 12 g/L
  salicin, 2 g/L
  sodium chloride, 5 g/L
  sodium thiosulfate, 5 g/L
  sucrose, 12 g/L
  yeast extract, 3 g/L
final pH   7.5±0.2 (25 °C)
suitability   selective and differential for Bacteria (General Media)
  selective and differential for Salmonella
  selective and differential for Shigella

Description

Application

Selective agar for the detection and isolation of pathogenic intestinal bacteria including shigellae, from various sources such as food, stool.

Other Notes

Plating medium for the isolation of enteric pathogens; Isolation of Shigellae

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Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
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Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Protocols & Articles

Articles

Differentiation and Identification Media for Salmonella

Salmonella contamination is the second leading cause of food-borne illness worldwide. Controlling outbreaks of Salmonella is an important task for food regulators, restaurants and the food industry i...
Jvo Siegrist
Microbiology Focus Edition 1.3
Keywords: Biochemistry, Fermentation, Food & Beverage, Indicators, Microbiology

Microbiology Introduction

An initial aim of all microbiologists is the reproducible growth of their microbial cultures, no matter whether the microorganisms are of natural origin or have been genetically engineered by man. Re...
Keywords: Absorption, Aerobic, Anaerobic, Antibiotics, Antimicrobials, Buffers, Culture media, Diffusion, Environmental, Filtration, Genetic, Growth factors, Metabolism, Phase transitions, Precipitation, Reductions, Respiration, Sample preparations, Vitamins

Microbiology Theory: Media Preparation

Microorganisms need nutrients, a source of energy and certain environmental conditions in order to grow and reproduce. In the environment, microbes have adapted to the habitats most suitable for thei...
Keywords: Culture media, Digestions, Environmental, Filtration, Growth factors, Indicators, Microbiology, Phase transitions, Precipitation, Vitamins

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