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70138 Millipore

Brain Heart Infusion Agar

for microbiology

Synonym: BHI Agar

  •  NACRES NA.74



Related Categories A - M, Ajellomyces, All Food Control Media (alphabetical), All Solid Media/Agars, Bacteria (General Media),
Quality Level   200
grade   for microbiology
form   powder
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
composition   agar, 15 g/L
  brain extract, 7.8 g/L
  dextrose, 2.0 g/L
  disodium phosphate, 2.5 g/L
  heart extract, 9.7 g/L
  proteose peptone, 10.0 g/L
  sodium chloride, 5.0 g/L
application(s)   microbiological culture: suitable
  pathogen testing: suitable
final pH   7.4±0.2 (25 °C)
Featured Industry   Clinical Testing
Food and Beverages
Life Science and Biopharma
suitability   Ajellomyces spp.
  Blastomyces spp.
  Erysipelothrix spp.
  Pneumococcus spp.
  nonselective for Candida spp.
  nonselective for Clostridium spp.
  nonselective for Escherichia coli
  nonselective for Lactobacillus spp.
  nonselective for Neisseria spp.
  nonselective for Shigella spp.
  nonselective for Staphylococcus spp.
  nonselective for Streptococcus spp.
  nonselective for bacteria (General Media)
  nonselective for coliforms



A solid medium for the cultivation of fastidious pathogenic bacteria such as Streptococci and Neisseria.

Other Notes

Selection for vancomycin resistance in clinical isolates of Staph. haemolyticus

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

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


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Streptococci- Overview of Detection, Identification, Differentiation and Cultivation Techniques

Streptococci are non-motile, microaerophilic, Grampositive spherical bacteria (cocci). They often occur as chains or pairs and are facultative or strict anaerobes. Streptococci give a negative catala...
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