Malt Extract Agar

suitable for microbiology, NutriSelect® Plus

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shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label


agar, 15 g/L
malt extract, 30 g/L
mycological peptone, 5 g/L

mfr. no.

NutriSelect® Plus


bioburden testing: suitable
microbiological culture: suitable
microbiology: suitable

final pH

5.4±0.2 (25 °C)

Featured Industry

Clinical Testing
Food and Beverages


selective by low pH for Aspergillus spp.
selective by low pH for Candida spp.
selective by low pH for Penicillium spp.
selective by low pH for Pichia spp.
selective by low pH for Saccharomyces spp.
selective by low pH for Zygosaccharomyces spp.
selective by low pH for molds (General Media)
selective by low pH for yeasts (General Media)

Related Categories


A medium for the isolation and enumeration of yeasts and molds.

Preparation Note

Suspend 50 g in 1 litre of distilled water and bring to the boil to dissolve. Sterilize by autoclaving at 115°C for 10 minutes. For inhibition of bacterial growth, 2 ml of a 10% sterile filtered lactic acid can be added to adjust the pH to 3.5.

Other Notes

Biological attributes of colony-type variants of Candida albicans; Volatile metabolites and other indicators of P. aurantiogriseum - growth on different substrates

Legal Information

NutriSelect is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
S Dutton et al.
Journal of general microbiology, 135(12), 3363-3372 (1989-12-01)
Twenty 'commensal' oral or 'pathogenic' vaginal isolates of Candida albicans were examined for colony morphology on malt/yeast-extract and serum-based agar media. Diverse and variable colony morphology was seen on serum agar. In 17 strains, selective subculture of morphologically atypical colonies...
T Börjesson et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 56(12), 3705-3710 (1990-12-01)
Penicillium aurantiogriseum Dierckx was cultivated on six agar substrates (barley meal agar, oat meal agar, wheat meal agar, malt extract agar, Czapek agar, and Norkrans agar) and on oat grain for 5 days in cultivation vessels provided with an inlet...
Eleftheria Barouni et al.
Food chemistry, 200, 76-82 (2016-02-03)
The object of the current study was to develop a new process for continuous Feta-type cheese production using a biocatalyst consisting of immobilized rennin on a tubular cellulose/starch gel (TC/SG) composite, which has been proven to be an appropriate carrier...
Yeast is one of the most important microorganisms known and utilised by mankind. Ancient Middle Eastern civilisations used the organism to bake bread and to produce mead, beer and wine.
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