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Fungisel Agar (Powder)

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Specifications

Selective medium with nearly neutral pH, used to isolate pathogenic fungi.
Catalog #F9550
DescriptionFungisel agar contains chloramphenicol and cycloheximide. These antibiotics selectively inhibit saprophytic fungi and bacteria while allowing pathogenic fungi to grow. Various workers demonstrated the use of these antibiotics in Sabouraud Dextrose Agar and other media for the isolation of pathogenic fungi from specimens with mixed flora.
StorageStore the sealed bottle containing the dehydrated medium at 2 to 8.0°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.
Appearance
Light beige, homogeneous, free flowing powder.
Solubility
Light to medium yellow, hazy to clear, complete.
pH (25°C)
6.9±0.2
Microbiological Analysis
Aspergillus niger ATCC 16404Inhibited
Candida albicans ATCC 10231Growth
Microsporum audouinii ATCC 42558Growth
Staphylococcus epidermidis ATCC 12228Inhibited
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 namesMycobiotic Agar


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