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APT (All Purpose Tween) Agar (Powder)

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Medium for culturing Lactobacilli from meat products. A non-selective medium supporting growth of many other bacteria.
Catalog #A2700
DescriptionAPT Agar was formulated by Deibel, Evans and Niven when they were investigating thiamine requiring bacteria and heterofermentative lactobacilli. It is recommended for the microbiological examination of canned meat, poultry, sauerkraut and other food. APT Agar is also used in the microbiological assay of thiamine. The high metal content provide ions used in lactobacilli replication. Sorbitan Monooleate Complex (Tween 80) is a fatty acid source.
StorageStore the sealed bottle containing the dehydrated medium at 2 to 30.0°C. Once opened and recapped, place the container in a low humidity environment at the same storage temperature. Protect it from moisture and light. The dehydrated medium should be discarded if it is not free flowing or if the color has changed from the original light beige color.
Microbiological Analysis
Lactobacillus fermentum (ATCC 9338)Growth
Leuconostoc mesenteroides( ATCC 12291)Growth
AppearanceLight beige, homogeneous and free flowing
SolubilityLight to medium amber.and turbid to clear.
pH6.7 ± 0.2
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not forMedium for culturing Lactobacilli from meat products. A non-selective medium supporting growth of many other bacteria.


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