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BiGGY Agar (Powder)


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Isolation of Candida sp.
Catalog #B1088
DescriptionBiGGY Agar was formulated by Nickerson. Bismuth sulfite inhibits bacterial growth without affecting the growth of Candida. Candida sp. reduce the bismuth sulfite and produce pasty brown to black colonies. C. albicans produce characteristic colonial morphologies and can be differentiated from other Candida species.
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
Candida albicans (ATCC 10231)Growth Brown-Black
Candida krusei (ATCC 6258)Growth, Silver-Black-Brown
Candida pseudotropicalis (ATCC 310)Growth Reddish Brown
Candida tropicalis (ATCC 750)Growth Brown with Black Center
Escherichia coli (ATCC 25922)Inhibited
Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 25923)Inhibited
AppearanceLight beige, homogeneous and free flowing
SolubilityGray-white and turbid to clear.
pH6.8 ± 0.2
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.
Alternate namesNickerson Medium; Bismuth Sulfite Glucose; Glycine Yeast Agar;

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