Technical Data
Corn Meal Agar (Powder)
Microbiological Grade
Storage RT/4C    Shipping RT
Components shown as g/liter
Corn Meal15.0
General purpose medium for fungi cultivation.

Corn Meal Agar is valuable for morphologic differentiation of many yeast-like organisms. It suppresses vegetative growth of many fungi while stimulating sporulation. Corn Meal Agar allows Candida albicans to produce chlamydospores which is one of the best criterion for identification. Kelly and Funigello reported that the addition of 1% Tween 80 enhanced chlamydospore formation.

Store the sealed bottle containing the dehydrated medium at 2 to 30.0C. 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 yellow color.

Directions per Liter: Dissolve 17 grams in 800-900ml of ddH2O stirring gently with heating until completely solubilized. Adjust pH of the medium to the desired level. Add additional water to bring the solution to 1L. Dispense into appropriate containers, loosen caps and autoclave for 15 minutes at 121C (15psi).

Storage and Stability: Store powdered media at RT. Opened bottles should be capped tightly and kept in a dark, low humidity environment. Prepared media should be kept at 4C and used within a short period of time.

Microbiological Analysis: Candida albicans (ATCC 10231)

Appearance: Beige, homogeneous, free flowing powder

Solubility: White, opaque, complete.

pH: 6.00.4

Important Note: This 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.