70186 Millipore

EMB Agar

for microbiology

Synonym: Eosin Methylene Blue Agar

  •  NACRES NA.74



Related Categories A - M, All Dairy Media (alphabetical), All Food Control Media (alphabetical), All Solid Media/Agars, Candida,
Quality Level   100
grade   for microbiology
form   powder
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
composition   agar, 15.0 g/L
  dipotassium hydrogen phosphate, 2.0 g/L
  eosin Y, 0.4 g/L
  lactose, 10.0 g/L
  methylene blue, 0.065 g/L
  peptone, 10.0 g/L
final pH   7.1±0.2 (25 °C)
Featured Industry   Agriculture
Cleaning Products
Clinical Testing
Food and Beverages
Personal Care
suitability   slightly selective and differential for Candida spp.
  slightly selective and differential for Citrobacter spp.
  slightly selective and differential for Enterobacter spp.
  slightly selective and differential for Enterococcus spp.
  slightly selective and differential for Escherichia coli
  slightly selective and differential for Klebsiella spp.
  slightly selective and differential for Proteus spp.
  slightly selective and differential for Salmonella spp.
  slightly selective and differential for Staphylococcus spp.
  slightly selective and differential for coliforms
  slightly selective and differential for enterobacteriaceae



A versatile solid medium for the differentiation of Eschericha coli and Aerobacter aerogenes, for identifcation of Candida albicans and for the identification of coagulase-positive Staphylococci.

Other Notes

Recommended by the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP); Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods; Enumeration of E. coli from lake water.

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NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


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