for isolation, enumeration and differentiation of members of Enterobacteriaceae from pharma, dairy & food products
EMB AGAR, LEVINE is used for isolation, enumeration and differentiation of members of Enterobacteriaceae. EMB agar was developed by Holt-Harris and Teague. This formula contains lactose and sucrose with two indicator dyes, Eosin Y and Methylene Blue. Levine modified the formula by removing sucrose and doubling the concentration of lactose. Levine EMB agar is used for the differentiation of Escherichia coli and Enterobacter aerogenes and also for the rapid identification of Candida albicans. This medium is recommended for the detection, enumeration and differentiation of members of the coliform group by American Public Health Association. Weld proposed the use of Levine EMB Agar, with added Chlortetracycline hydrochloride, for the rapid identification of Candida albicans in clinical specimens.