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70152 Sigma-Aldrich

Plate Count Agar

for microbiology

Synonym: Standard Methods Agar, Tryptone Glucose Yeast Extract Agar

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Properties

Related Categories All Dairy Media (alphabetical), All Food Control Media (alphabetical), All Solid Media/Agars, Bacillus, Bacteria (General Media),
grade   for microbiology
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
composition   agar, 9.0 g/L
  dextrose, 1.0 g/L
  tryptone, 5.0 g/L
  yeast extract, 2.5 g/L
final pH   7.0±0.2 (25 °C)
suitability   nonselective for Bacillus
  nonselective for Bacteria (General Media)
  nonselective for Escherichia coli and Coliforms
  nonselective for Lactobacillus
  nonselective for Lactococci
  nonselective for Listeria
  nonselective for Staphylococcus
  nonselective for Streptococcus

Description

Application

A non-selective medium for the plate count of microorganisms in water, milk and other dairy products.

Other Notes

Comparison of β-glucuronidase and indole-based direct plating methods for enumeration of unstressed E. coli

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Protocols & Articles

Articles

Culture Method for Quality Control of Beer

Traditional methods are based morphology, staining methods, enzyme reactions (metabolism) and diverse media. One of the first steps is the filtration of the beer followed by an incubation of the filt...
Jvo Siegrist
Microbiology Focus Edition 1.4
Keywords: Fermentation, Filtration, Magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Metabolism, Microbiology

Microbiological Control of Spices and Herbs

Cultures around the world rely on herbs and spices to add flavour and zest to food. Many spices, however, contain very high numbers of bacteria, making them a potent source for food spoilage and path...
Jvo Siegrist
AnalytiX Volume 10 Article 1
Keywords: Growth factors, 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

Streptococci - Overview of Detection, Identification, Differentiation and Cultivation Techniques

Streptococci are non-motile, microaerophilic, Grampositive spherical bacteria (cocci). They often occur as chains or pairs and are facultative or strict anaerobes. Streptococci give a negative catala...
By Jvo Siegrist, Product Manager Microbiology, ivo.siegrist@sial.com
AnalytiX Volume 7 Article 3
Keywords: Diagnostic, Phosphorylations

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