Czapek Dox Agar

suitable for microbiology, NutriSelect® Basic


Quality Level





shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label


agar, 15.0 g/L
di-potassium hydrogen phosphate, 1.0 g/L
iron(II) sulfate heptahydrate, 0.01 g/L
magnesium sulfate heptahydrate, 0.5 g/L
potassium chloride, 0.5 g/L
sodium nitrate, 3.0 g/L
sucrose, 30.0 g/L


NutriSelect® Basic


microbiological culture: suitable
microbiology: suitable (microbial identification)

final pH

7.3±0.2 (25 °C)

Featured Industry

Food and Beverages
Life Science and Biopharma


Arthrobacter spp.
nonselective for Aspergillus spp.
nonselective for Bacillus spp.
nonselective for Candida spp.
nonselective for Penicillium spp.
nonselective for Saccharomyces spp.
nonselective for Zygosaccharomyces spp.
nonselective for molds (General Media)
nonselective for yeasts (General Media)

Related Categories


A semi-synthetic solid medium for the general cultivation of fungi, yeasts and soil bacteria.

Preparation Note

Suspend 50 g in 1 litre of distilled water. Bring to the boil in order to dissolve completely, sterilize by autoclaving at 121°C for 15 minutes. Mix well before pouring.

Other Notes

Assay of capstan using B. megaterium.

Legal Information

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Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

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Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
Simple and rapid method for bioassay of fungicide Captan using a strain of Bacillus megaterium.
A Banerjee et al.
Indian journal of experimental biology, 26(8), 641-642 (1988-08-01)
F. Czapek
Beitr. Chem. Physiol. Pathol., 3, 47-47 (1903)
A. W. Dox
U.S. Dep. Agr., Bur. Anim. Ind. Bull., 120, 170-170 (1910)
S.A. Waksman
Principles of Soil Microbiology (1931)
J.H. Warcup et al.
Nature, 197, 1317-1317 (1963)
Microbiological assessment of bacteria found in spices, a potent source for food spoilage and pathogens.
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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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