Technical Data
Media
Corn Meal Agar (Powder)
C7901
Microbiological Grade
Storage RT/4C    Shipping RT
Components shown as g/liter
Corn Meal15.0
Agar2.0
Total:17g/liter
General purpose medium for fungi cultivation.

Description:
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.

Storage:
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: 1. Dissolve 17grams per liter of distilled/ deionized (DDI) water, heating with stirring until completely solubilized.

2. 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: Aspergillus niger ATCC 16404

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.