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73426 Sigma-Aldrich

Nitrate Reduction Test

for microbiology



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grade   for microbiology
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
storage temp.   2-8°C



Nitrate broth (Fluka® 72548) 100 g
Sulfanilic acid (Fluka 86090) = Reagent A 100 g,
N,N-Dimethyl-1-naphthylamine (Sial D4011) = Reagent B 10 mL
Zinc (Fluka 93027) 1 g.

General description

Bacterial species may be differentiated on the basis of their ability to reduce nitrate to nitrite or nitrogenous gases. The reduction of nitrate may be coupled to anaerobic respiration in some species.

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Same product — same quality — now Sigma-Aldrich brand

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Differentiation of Escherichia coli from coliforms

In August 2008, the discovery of E. coli-contaminated beef in the United States prompted a nationwide recall of beef. The source turned out to be one supplier that had a history of contamination of i...
Jvo Siegrist
AnalytiX Volume 8 Article 5
Keywords: Decarboxylations, Fermentation, Genetic, Indicators, Microbiology, Reductions

Identification of Microorganisms Based on Color

For microbiologists the most fundamental stain was developed in 1884 by the Danish bacteriologist Hans Christian Gram. The Gram Stain allows the determination of morphology, dividing bacteria into tw...
Jvo Siegrist
Microbiology Focus Edition 1.4, Product Manager Microbiology.... ivo.siegrist@sial.com
Keywords: Antibiotics, Enzyme activity, Fermentation, Gram stain, Help, Indicators, Reductions

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