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Bacillus cereus Medium (BCM)

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Specifications

Highly selective medium for isolation and quantitation of Bacillus cereus from foods.
Catalog #B0003-25
Appearance Light greenish-beige, homogenous, free-flowing powder
Solubility: Yellow to yellow-green, opaque, complete
pH (RT ): 7.2 ± 0.2
Cultural ResponseMedium was prepared according to label directions with 5% sheep blood and inoculated with the organisms listed. Approximate inoculum: 1000fcu. Cultures were incubated aerobically at 30 ± 2ºC and examined for growth at 18-48 hours.
Bacillus cereus (ATCC 13061):
Growth: Fair to good
Reaction: Blue colonies with lecithin precipitate (halo)
Bacillus subtilis (ATCC 9372):
Growth: Suppressed to inhibited
Reaction: N/A
Supplements Required
Sterile egg yolk suspension50ml
Polymyxin B (100,000 units; aqueous; filter-sterilized)2ml
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.


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