BRILLIANT GREEN AGAR BASE W/ 1.2% AGAR

Product Code TM 047

  • Description

    Salmonella species cause many types of infections, from mild self-limiting gastroenteritis to life threatening typhoid fever. The most common form of Salmonella disease is self-limiting gastroenteritis with fever lasting less than 2 days and diarrhoea lasting less than 7 days. Brilliant Green Agar as a primary plating medium for isolation of Salmonella species was first described by Kristensen et al and further modified by Kauffmann and recommended by APHA, FDA and USP. These media contain brilliant green which inhibits growth of majority of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. Salmonella Typhi, Shigella species, Escherichia coli, Proteus species, Pseudomonas species Staphylococcus aureus are mostly inhibited. Clinical specimens can be directly plated on this medium. However, being highly selective, it is recommended that this medium should be used along with a less inhibitory medium to increase the chances of recovery. Often cultures enriched in Selenite or Tetrathionate Broth are plated on Brilliant Green Agar as well as Bismuth Sulphite Agar, SS Agar and MacConkey Agar.

  • Principle

    for selective isolation of Salmonellae other than Salmonella Typhi from faeces, foods & dairy products

  • Microorganism

    • Escherichia coli
    • Salmonella Enteritidis
    • Salmonella typhi
    • Salmonella Typhimurium
  • Industry

    • NA
  • Regulation

    • NA
  • Pack Size

    • 100 gm
    • 500 gm
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