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88902 Sigma-Aldrich

MacConkey-Sorbitol Agar

for microbiology

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Related Categories A - M, All Food Control Media (alphabetical), All Solid Media/Agars, Enterobacteriaceae, Enterovirulent E. coli,
grade   for microbiology
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
composition   agar, 13.5 g/L
  bile salts, 1.5 g/L
  crystal violet, 0.001 g/L
  neutral red, 0.03 g/L
  peptone, 17 g/L
  proteose peptone, 3 g/L
  sodium chloride, 5 g/L
  sorbitol, 10 g/L
final pH   7.1±0.2 (25 °C)
suitability   selective and differential for Enterobacteriaceae
  selective and differential for Enterovirulent E. coli
  selective and differential for Escherichia coli and Coliforms
  selective and differential for Salmonella
  selective and differential for Shigella

Description

Application

Medium for the selective isolation and detection of E. coli 0157:H7 in foods

Recommended medium for isolation of pathogenic Escherichia coli 0157:H7 which does ferment lactose but does not ferments sorbitol. Addition of CT-Supplement (Cat. No. 77981) increases the selectivity for Escherichia coli 0157:H7.

Preparation Note

Supplement: optional:2 vial/l CT-Supplement (Cat. No. 77981)

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Protocols & Articles

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
Keywords: Clinical, Environmental, Indicators, 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

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