Corn Meal Agar

suitable for microbiology, NutriSelect® Plus


Quality Level





shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label


Agar, 15 g/L
Corn meal infusion (from 50 g whole maize), 2 g/L


NutriSelect® Plus


bioburden testing: suitable
microbiological culture: suitable
microbiology: suitable (microbial identification)


6.0±0.2 (25 °C)

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Clinical Testing
Food and Beverages
Life Science and Biopharma


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

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General description

Corn Meal Agar is recommended for chlamydospore production by Candida albicans and the maintenance of fungal stock cultures.


Corn Meal Agar has been used as a component of phytophthora selective agar for the isolation of phytophthora from strawberry crowns.

Preparation Note

Suspend 17g in 1 litre of distilled water. Bring to the boil to dissolve completely. If desired add 1% polysorbate 80. Sterilise by autoclaving at 121°C for 15 minutes.

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
Recombinase Polymerase Amplification Assay for fast, sensitive and on-site detection of Phytophthora cactorum without DNA extraction
Munawar M, et al.
European Journal of Horticultural Science, 84(1), 14?19-14?19 (2019)
Comparison of Chromogenic Media with the Corn Meal Agar for Speciation of Candida
Bharathi, R
Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, 12(3), 1617-1622 (2018)
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