Rose bengal agar base

suitable for microbiology, NutriSelect® Plus

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Quality Level





shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

mfr. no.

NutriSelect® Plus


bioburden testing: suitable
microbiological culture: suitable
microbiology: suitable


7.2±0.2 (25 °C)

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Clinical Testing
Food and Beverages


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

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Ingredients (g/L) for the selective isolation and enumeration of yeasts and molds.


Ingredients (g/L)
Papic digest of soybean meal, 5.00
Dextrose, 10.00
Monopotassium phosphate, 1.00
Magnesium sulphate, 0.50
Rose bengal, 0.05
Agar, 15.00

Preparation Note

Suspend 31.55 g of Rose Bengal Agar Base in 1000 ml of distilled water. Boil to dissolve the medium completely. Sterilize by autoclaving at 15 lbs. pressure (121°C) for 15 minutes. Cool to 45°C and add 2 vials of rehydrated Chloramphenicol Selective Supplement (Cat. No. 29231) to 1 litre of the Rose Bengal Agar Base. Mix thoroughly and pour into sterile petri plates.

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

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Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
Comparison of an improved rose bengal-chlortetracycline agar with other media for the selective isolation and enumeration of moulds and yeasts in foods.
B Jarvis
The Journal of applied bacteriology, 36(4), 723-727 (1973-12-01)
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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