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71882 Sigma-Aldrich

mEC Broth with Novobiocin

for microbiology

Synonym: EC Broth (modified) with Novobiocin, Meat E. coli Broth with Novobiocin, Modified EC Broth with Novobiocin



Related Categories A - M, All Food Control Media (alphabetical), All Liquid Media/Broths, Enterovirulent E. coli, Escherichia coli & Coliforms,
grade   for microbiology
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
composition   bile salts No. 3, 1.12 g/L
  di-potassium hydrogen phosphate, 4 g/L
  lactose, 5 g/L
  novobiocin, 0.02 g/L
  peptone, 20 g/L
  potassium dihydrogen phosphate, 1.5 g/L
  sodium chloride, 5 g/L
final pH   6.9±0.2±25 °C
suitability   selective for Enterovirulent E. coli
  selective for Escherichia coli and Coliforms



For the selective enrichment of enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) in foods. The medium is used for the isolation and identification of E. coli 0157:H7 from meat acc. the USDA-FSIS method.

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NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


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Protocols & Articles


Detection of enterovirulent Escherichia coli

E. coli are Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria belonging to the family of Enterobacteriaceae. Normally a useful organism in the human digestive system, a few E. coli strains are capable of causing hu...
Jvo Siegrist
AnalytiX Volume 8 Article 4
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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...
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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...
Keywords: Culture media, Digestions, Environmental, Filtration, Growth factors, Indicators, Microbiology, Phase transitions, Precipitation, Vitamins

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