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70134 Sigma-Aldrich

Brilliant green agar, modified

for microbiology

Synonym: Brilliant Green Phenol Red Lactose Sucrose Agar, modified



Related Categories A - M, All Dairy Media (alphabetical), All Food Control Media (alphabetical), All Solid Media/Agars, Control Media for Fish,
grade   for microbiology
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
composition   agar, 12.0 g/L
  bacteriological peptone, 10.0 g/L
  brilliant green, 0.0047 g/L
  disodium hydrogen phosphate, 1.0 g/L
  lactose, 10.0 g/L
  meat extract, 5.0 g/L
  phenol red, 0.09 g/L
  sodium dihydrogen phosphate, 0.6 g/L
  sucrose, 10.0 g/L
  yeast extract, 3.0 g/L
final pH   6.9±0.2 (25 °C)
suitability   selective and differential for Salmonella



A highly selective medium for the isolation and identification of Salmonella except S. typhosa or Shigella species.

Other Notes

Salmonella isolation in 9 European laboratories using a standardized technique; Variation in plating efficiency of Salmonellae in eight lots of Brilliant Green Agar

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Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


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Protocols & Articles


Differentiation and Identification Media for Salmonella

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Microbiology Introduction

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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...
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