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W1761 Sigma-Aldrich

Wilkins Chalgren anaerobic agar

for microbiology



Related Categories All Solid Media/Agars, Anaerobic Bacteria, Bacteroides, Bifidobacteria, Clinical Media,
grade   for microbiology
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
final pH   7.1±0.2 (25 °C)
suitability   Anaerobic Bacteria
  selective for Bacteroides
  selective for Bifidobacteria
  selective for Clostridia



Ingredients (g/L)
Casein enzymatic hydrolysate, 10.00
Peptic digest of animal tissue, 10.00
Yeast extract, 5.00
Dextrose, 1.00
Sodium chloride, 5.00
L-Arginine, 1.00
Sodium pyruvate, 1.00
Hemin, 0.005
Menadione, 0.0005
Agar, 10.00


Used for the isolation of anaerobic bacteria.

Preparation Note

Supplements :
For the cultivation of anaerobes:2 vial/l Non-Spore Anaerobic Supplement (Cat. No. N8781) or
G.N. Spore Anaerobic Supplement

Price and Availability

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


Certificate of Analysis

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