Product Code TM 580
DNase Test Agar w/ toluidine blue 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. Modified medium achieved faster identification of Serratia marcescens and could differentiate Serratia from other members of the Enterobacteriaceae.
for detection of deoxyribonuclease activity of microorganisms and for identi?cation of staphylococci