Technical Data
Thioglycollate Medium w/o Indicator (Powder)
Microbiological Grade
Storage RT    Shipping RT

Thioglycollate Culture Medium is used for the cultivation of anaerobic, microaerophilic and aerobic microorganisms and for determining the presence of bacteria in normally sterile materials. Sulfhydryl compounds and low concentrations of agar, alone or in combination, are used to culture anaerobic organisms in a fluid broth under aerobic conditions. The use of sodium thioglycollate in these broth media is for the neutralization of mercurial preservatives. Sodium thioglycollate aIso lowers the oxidation-reduction potential of the media. Dextrose is added to enhance growth.

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 refrigerated and used within a short period of time.

Appearance: Beige, homogenous, free flowing powder.

Solubility: Yellow, hazy to clear.

pH: 7.0 0.2

Microbial Testing: Bacillus subtilis (ATCC 6633), Bacteroides vulgatus (ATCC 8482), Candida albicans (ATCC 10231), Clostridium sporogenes (ATCC 11437), Micrococcus luteus (ATCC 9341)

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.