ANTIBIOTIC ASSAY MEDIUM NO.2 (BASE AGAR)

Product Code TM 359

  • Description

    This medium is commonly used as base agar for microbiological agar diffusion assays for wide variety of antibiotics. Agar diffusion assays can be performed by cylinders, punched-hole or paper disc tests. This medium is identical numerically with the name assigned by Grove and Randall this medium is equivalent to Antibiotic Assay Medium No.B as per Indian Pharmacopoeia.
    To perform the antibiotic assay the Antibiotic assay medium No.2 is used as Base Agar. This medium should be prepared on the same day as the test. For the cylinder method, a base layer of 21 ml is required. Once the base medium has solidified, Antibiotic assay medium No.1 as seed agar, inoculated with the standardized culture can be overlaid. Even distribution of the layer is important.

  • Principle

    for microbiological assay of antibiotics

  • Microorganism

    • Bacillus subtilis subsp. spizizenii
    • Enterococcus hirae
    • Escherichia coli
    • Klebsiella pneumoniae
    • Micrococcus luteus
    • Staphylococcus aureus
    • Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • Industry

    • NA
  • Regulation

    • NA
  • Pack Size

    • 500 gm
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