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O5386 Millipore

Ornithine Decarboxylase Broth

for microbiology, NutriSelect Plus

  •  NACRES NA.85



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Quality Level   200
grade   for microbiology
form   powder
mfr. no.   NutriSelect Plus
application(s)   microbiological culture: suitable
  microbiology: suitable (microbial identification)
final pH   6.8±0.2 (25 °C)
Featured Industry   Clinical Testing
Food and Beverages
suitability   nonselective and differential for Enterobacter spp.
  nonselective and differential for Proteus spp.
  nonselective and differential for Yersinia spp.
  nonselective and differential for bacteria (General Media)



Recommended for detection of decarboxylated ornithine by microorganisms.


Ingredients (g/L)
L-Ornithine monohydrochloride, 5.00
Yeast extract, 3.00
Glucose, 1.00
Bromo cresol purple, 0.015

Preparation Note

Suspend 9 g of Ornithine Decarboxylase Broth in 1000 ml of distilled water. Heat if necessary to dissolve the medium completely. Dispense in test tubes and sterilize by autoclaving at 15 lbs. pressure (121°C) for 15 minutes.

Legal Information

NutriSelect is a trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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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