Yeast malt agar

suitable for microbiology, NutriSelect® Basic


Quality Level






Agar, 20.00 g/L
Dextrose, 10.00 g/L
Malt extract, 3.00 g/L
Peptic digest of animal tissue, 5.00 g/L
Yeast extract, 3.00 g/L


NutriSelect® Basic


bioburden testing: suitable
microbiological culture: suitable
microbiology: suitable

final pH

6.2±0.2 (25 °C)

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Clinical Testing
Food and Beverages


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

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Used for the isolation and cultivation of yeasts, molds and other aciduric microorganisms.

Preparation Note

Suspend 41 grams of Yeast Malt Agar in 1000 ml of distilled water. Heat to boiling to dissolve the medium completely. Sterilize by autoclaving at 121 °C for 15 minutes. For preparing a selective media acidify the media to pH 3.0-4.0 or add antibiotics. Do not heat the media after the addition of acid.

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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

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