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D7809 Sigma-Aldrich

Deoxycholate citrate agar

for microbiology



Related Categories A - M, All Solid Media/Agars, Media, Media by Application, Media by Microorganism,
grade   for microbiology
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
pH   7.5±0.2 (25 °C)
suitability   selective and differential for Salmonella
  selective and differential for Shigella



Components (g/L)
Heart infusion solids 10.00
Proteose peptone 10.00
Lactose 10.00
Sodium citrate 20.00
Ferric ammonim citrate 2.00
Sodium deoxycholate 5.00
Neutral red 0.02
Agar 13.50


A selective medium recommended for the isolation of enteric pathogens particularly Salmonella and Shigella species.

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Same product — same quality — now Sigma-Aldrich brand

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NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


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