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Violet Red Bile Glucose Agar (Powder)

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Specifications

Agar medium used for the detection and determination of all Enterobacteriaceae in food.
Catalog #V2123-10
Violet Red Bile Glucose Agar is recommended for use in in the microbiological analysis of food. Violet Red Bile Glucose Agar is a selective medium which detects the growth of glucose fermenting Gram negative bacteria. The glucose fermenting bacteria lower the pH of the medium subsequently causing their colonies to look red (neutral red dye) and to precipitate the bile salts. Crystal violet and bile salts inhibit the growth of Gram positive micoorganisms.
Quality Control Specifications
1. The powder is homogeneous, free-flowing and light reddish-beige
2. Visually the prepared medium is clear to slightly hazy and reddish purple.
3. Expected cultural response after 18-24 hours at 35C.
Organism Result
Enterobacter aerogenes ATCC 13048 Growth, Red colonies
Escherichia coli ATCC 25922 Growth, Red colonies
Salmonella typhimurium ATCC 14028 Growth, Red colonies
Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923 Growth Inhibited
StorageStore the sealed bottle of dehydrated medium at 2-30C. Once opened and recapped, place the container in a low humidity environment at the same storage temperature. Protect from moisture and light. Dispose of dehydrated medium if not free-flowing or if the color has changed from the original light-pinkish beige.
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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