43291 Millipore

m-FC Agar, Vegitone

for microbiology, NutriSelect Plus

Synonym: Membrane Fecal Coliform Agar, Vegitone, Vegitone m-FC Agar, m-Fecal Coliform Agar, Vegitone

  •  NACRES NA.85



Related Categories A - M, All Food Control Media (alphabetical), All Solid Media/Agars, Escherichia coli & Coliforms, Media by Application,
Quality Level   100
grade   for microbiology
form   powder
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
composition   agar, 15.0 g/L
  anilne blue, 0.1 g/L
  lactose, 12.5 g/L
  proteose peptone (vegetable), 5.0 g/L
  sodium chloride, 5.0 g/L
  synthetic detergent, 1.5 g/L
  tryptose (vegetable), 10.0 g/L
  yeast extract, 3.0 g/L
mfr. no.   NutriSelect Plus
application(s)   bioburden testing: suitable
  microbiological culture: suitable
  water monitoring: suitable
final pH   7.4±0.2 (25 °C)
Featured Industry   Agriculture
Food and Beverages
suitability   selective and differential for Escherichia coli
  selective and differential for Salmonella spp.
  selective and differential for Shigella spp.
  selective and differential for coliforms



M-FC Agar is used for the detection and enumeration of faecal coliforms using membrane filter technique at higher temperature. In this modified medium the animal derived peptones are replaced by plant peptones.

Preparation Note

Dissolve 52.1 g in 1 litre distilled water and heat to boiling to dissolve completely. Add 10 ml of a 1 % solution of rosolic acid (Cat. No. 83910) in 0.2 N NaOH. Continue heating for 1 minute with frequent agitation. Do not autoclave! Cool to 45-50°C. Dispense 4 ml amounts into Petri dishes (50-60mm) and allow to solidify.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable


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