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WL Nutrient Agar

suitable for microbiology, NutriSelect® Plus

Synonym(s):
Wallerstein Laboratory Nutrient Agar
NACRES:
NA.74

Quality Level

sterility

non-sterile

form

powder

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

composition

agar, 20 g/L
bromocresol green, 0.022 g/L
calcium chloride, 0.125 g/L
casein enzymic hydrolysate, 5 g/L
dextrose, 50 g/L
ferric chloride, 0.0025 g/L
magnesium sulfate, 0.125 g/L
manganese sulfate, 0.0025 g/L
monopotassium phosphate, 0.55 g/L
potassium chloride, 0.425 g/L
yeast extract, 4 g/L

manufacturer/tradename

NutriSelect® Plus

application(s)

bioburden testing: suitable
microbiological culture: suitable
microbiology: suitable

final pH

5.5±0.2 (25 °C)

Featured Industry

Food and Beverages

suitability

nonselective and differential for Candida spp.
nonselective and differential for Escherichia coli
nonselective and differential for Lactobacillus spp.
nonselective and differential for Pichia spp.
nonselective and differential for Proteus spp.
nonselective and differential for Saccharomyces spp.
nonselective and differential for Zygosaccharomyces spp.
nonselective and differential for bacteria (General Media)
nonselective and differential for coliforms
nonselective and differential for molds (General Media)
nonselective and differential for yeasts (General Media)

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General description

WL (Walerstein Laboratory) media follow the formula described by Green and Gray for the examination of materials related to brewing and for industrial fermentations containing mixed flora of yeasts and bacteria. Yeast extract is a source of vitamins, amino acids and trace elements. Casein enzymic hydrolysate provides nitrogen, amino acids and carbon. Dextrose is the main carbon and energy source. Potassium phosphate is the buffering agent. Several salts in the medium provide essential ions and help to maintain osmotic balance. Bromcresol green acts as pH indicator and agar as solidifying agent. WL Nutrient Agar is used for the examination of materials encountered in brewing and for industrial fermentations containing mixed flora of yeasts and bacteria.

Application

WL Nutrient Agar is suitable:
  • for reviving yeast stock cultures and for population dynamics studies post fermentation
  • for morphological characterization of yeast isolated from cheese
  • for plating fermented wine for yeast species isolation

Preparation Note

Suspend 80.25 g in 1 litre distilled water. Boil to dissolve the medium completely. Sterilize by autoclaving at 121°C for 15 minutes. If desired, to obtain a pH of 6.5, add 1% solution of sodium bicarbonate.

Legal Information

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

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
The rapid detection of brewery spoilage micro-organisms
Harrison J, et al.
Journal of the Institute of Brewing, 80(4), 390-398 (1974)
Selection of autochthonous Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains for production of typical Pinot Gris wines.
Schvarczova E, et al.
Journal of Food & Nutrition Research, 56(4) (2017)
The impact of Saccharomyces cerevisiae on a wine yeast consortium in natural and inoculated fermentations
Bagheri B, et al.
Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, 1988-1988 (2017)
Paper read at American Society of Brewing Chemists Meeting
Green, SR and Gray, PP
Wallerstein Laboratories Communications, 12, 43-43 (1950)
Characterisation of yeast flora isolated from an artisanal Portuguese ewe's cheese
Malfeito-Ferreira M, et al.
International Journal of Food Microbiology (2000)
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