Plate Count Agar

suitable for microbiology, NutriSelect® Plus

Tryptone Glucose Yeast Extract Agar, Standard Methods Agar
Pricing and availability is not currently available.

Quality Level


according to GB 4789.2-2016
according to ISO 17410:2019
according to ISO 4833:2013





shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label


agar, 9.0 g/L
dextrose, 1.0 g/L
tryptone, 5.0 g/L
yeast extract, 2.5 g/L

mfr. no.

NutriSelect® Plus


bioburden testing: suitable
microbiological culture: suitable
microbiology: suitable
water monitoring: suitable

final pH

7.0±0.2 (25 °C)

Featured Industry

Food and Beverages


nonselective for Bacillus spp.
nonselective for Escherichia coli
nonselective for Lactobacillus spp.
nonselective for Lactococcus spp.
nonselective for Listeria spp.
nonselective for Staphylococcus spp.
nonselective for Streptococcus spp.
nonselective for bacteria (General Media)
nonselective for coliforms

Related Categories


A non-selective medium for the plate count of microorganisms in water, milk and other dairy products.

Preparation Note

Suspend 17.5 g in 1 litre of distilled water. Dissolve by bringing to the boil with frequent stirring, mix and distribute into final containers. Sterilize by autoclaving at 121°C for 15 minutes.

Other Notes

Comparison of β-glucuronidase and indole-based direct plating methods for enumeration of unstressed E. coli

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
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