Product Code TM 710
DNase Test Agar Base is used for detecting deoxyribonuclease activity of bacteria and fungi and particularly for identification of pathogenic Staphylococci. With added toluidine blue, it is used in differentiation and identification of non-pigmented Serratia species isolated from clinical sources that might be improperly identified as Enterobacter and Klebsiella species. DNase activity was observed by Weckman and Catlin in Micrococci and found the correlation with coagulase activity as coagulase positive species were DNase positive. Di Salvo confirmed the results of Weckman and Catlin and observed accurate correlation of DNase and coagulase activity. In his experiment Di Salvo incorporated DNA and calcium chloride to activate DNase enzyme. Schreier modified DNase medium by adding toluidine blue. This modified medium achieved faster identification of Serratia marcescens and could differentiate Serratia from other members of the Enterobacteriaceae. DNase Test Agar Base without DNA can be used to detect DNase activity as well as mannitol fermentation by the addition of mannitol and a pH indicator dye i.e. bromothymol blue.
with the addiffion of DNA it is used for detection of deoxyribonuclease activity of bacteria and fungi
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