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85463 Sigma-Aldrich

Simmons Citrate Agar

for microbiology

Synonym: Citrate Utilization Test

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Properties

Related Categories All Food Control Media (alphabetical), All Solid Media/Agars, Biochemical Identification Media by Test, Biochemical Identification Media, A to Z, Carbon Utilization Test,
grade   for microbiology
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
composition   agar, 15 g/L
  ammonium dihydrogen phosphate, 0.2 g/L
  bromothymol blue, 0.08 g/L
  disodium ammonium phosphate, 0.8 g/L
  magnesium sulfate heptahydrate, 0.2 g/L
  sodium chloride, 5 g/L
  trisodium citrate, 2 g/L
final pH   ~7.0
suitability   nonselective and differential for Escherichia coli and Coliforms
  nonselective and differential for Molds and Yeasts (General Media)
  nonselective and differential for Salmonella

Description

Application

For differentiating between fecal coli and members of the aerogenes group based on citrate utilization. Also for the identification of certain fungi and fungi imperfecti.

Other Notes

Selective recovery of Klebsiella pneumoniae and Klebsiella oxytoca from human feces

Same product — same quality — now Sigma-Aldrich brand

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3

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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

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

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

Testing EZ-Fit™ Products Family for Bioburden Testing

The EZ family of products has been designed to optimize and streamline the bioburden workflow. The family includes:
Keywords: Filtration, Separation

Peer-Reviewed Papers
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