Brilliant green agar, modified

suitable for microbiology, NutriSelect® Basic

Brilliant Green Phenol Red Lactose Sucrose Agar, modified

Quality Level





shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label


agar, 12.0 g/L
bacteriological peptone, 10.0 g/L
brilliant green, 0.0047 g/L
disodium hydrogen phosphate, 1.0 g/L
lactose, 10.0 g/L
meat extract, 5.0 g/L
phenol red, 0.09 g/L
sodium dihydrogen phosphate, 0.6 g/L
sucrose, 10.0 g/L
yeast extract, 3.0 g/L


NutriSelect® Basic


microbiological culture: suitable
microbiology: suitable
water monitoring: suitable

final pH

6.9±0.2 (25 °C)

Featured Industry

Food and Beverages


selective and differential for Salmonella spp.

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A highly selective medium for the isolation and identification of Salmonella except S. typhosa or Shigella species.

Preparation Note

Suspend 52 g in 1 litre of distilled water. Heat gently with occasional agitation and bring just to the boil to dissolve the medium completely. Do not autoclave! Cool to 50°C, mix well and pour plates.

Other Notes

Salmonella isolation in 9 European laboratories using a standardized technique; Variation in plating efficiency of Salmonellae in eight lots of Brilliant Green Agar


We offer two media types: the superior granulated GranuCult® and the cost-efficient powdered NutriSelect® culture media, depending on your needs.
The designations basic, plus, or prime are added to indicate the quality control level, from basic quality control to standard QC plus to prime for full regulatory compliance.

Legal Information

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


11 - Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

R B Read et al.
Applied microbiology, 16(5), 746-748 (1968-05-01)
The plating efficiency of Salmonella anatum, S. cubana, S. dublin, S. tennessee, and S. typhimurium was determined for eight lots of Brilliant Green Agar made by two manufacturers. Washed cells were used as the inoculum and cultures were incubated at...
Daniel Hernandez-Patlan et al.
Pathogens (Basel, Switzerland), 8(4) (2019-11-14)
Two experimental models were conducted to evaluate and compare the effect of ascorbic acid (AA) or curcumin formulated in a solid dispersion (SD-CUR) as prophylactic or therapeutic alternatives to prevent or control S. Enteritidis (SE) infection in broiler chickens. In...
Omar F Prado-Rebolledo et al.
Avian pathology : journal of the W.V.P.A, 46(1), 90-94 (2016-08-23)
Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the effect of a lactic acid bacteria-based probiotic (FloraMax-B11
K D Teague et al.
Poultry science, 96(7), 2074-2082 (2017-02-06)
Three experiments were conducted to evaluate the effect of in ovo administration of FloraMax®-B11 (FM) on Marek's disease (MD) herpesvirus of turkeys (HVT) vaccine protective efficacy, hatchability, microbiota composition, morphometric analysis, and Salmonella enteritidis (SE) infection in chickens. Experiment 1...
Margarita A Arreguin-Nava et al.
Animals : an open access journal from MDPI, 9(9) (2019-09-20)
The effect of Lactobacillus spp.-based probiotic candidates on Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (SE) colonization was evaluated in two separate experiments. In each experiment, sixty-one day-of-hatch female turkey poults were obtained from a local hatchery. In both experiments, poults were challenged...

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