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SPS Agar

for microbiology

Synonym: Perfringens Selective Agar acc. to Angelotti

  •  NACRES NA.74



Related Categories All Food Control Media (alphabetical), All Solid Media/Agars, Clostridia, Control Media for Fish, Media by Application,
Quality Level   100
grade   for microbiology
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
composition   agar, 13.9 g/L
  casein peptone, 15 g/L
  ferric citrate, 0.5 g/L
  polymyxin B sulfate, 0.01 g/L
  sodium sulfadiazine, 0.12 g/L
  sodium sulfite, 0.5 g/L
  yeast extract, 10 g/L
final pH   7.0±0.2 (25 °C)
Featured Industry   Environmental
Food and Beverages
suitability   selective and differential for Clostridium



SPS Agar (Sulfite Polymyxin Sulfadizine Agar) is a solid medium for detection, isolation and enumeration of Clostridium perfringens and Clostridium botulinum in food acc. to Angelotti et al. (1962).

Sulfite Polymyxin Sulfadizine Agar (SPS) may be used in the detection of V. cholerae and V. vulnificus in the environment.

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NONH for all modes of transport
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Clostridium perfringens, their Properties and their Detection

Clostridia are relatively large, Gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria that can undergo only anaerobic metabolism. Most Clostridia cannot grow under aerobic conditions and can even be killed by exposure...
AnalytiX Volume 10 Article 4
Keywords: Aerobic, Anaerobic, Chlorinations, Degradations, Environmental, Fermentation, Germination, Gram stain, Indicators, Metabolism, Microbiology

Microbiology Introduction

An initial aim of all microbiologists is the reproducible growth of their microbial cultures, no matter whether the microorganisms are of natural origin or have been genetically engineered by man. Re...
Keywords: Absorption, Aerobic, Anaerobic, Antibiotics, Antimicrobials, Buffers, Culture media, Diffusion, Environmental, Filtration, Genetic, Growth factors, Metabolism, Phase transitions, Precipitation, Reductions, Respiration, Sample preparations, Vitamins

Microbiology Theory: Media Preparation

Microorganisms need nutrients, a source of energy and certain environmental conditions in order to grow and reproduce. In the natural environment, microbes have adapted to the habitats most suitable ...
Keywords: Culture media, Digestions, Environmental, Filtration, Growth factors, Indicators, Microbiology, Phase transitions, Precipitation, Vitamins

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