Product Code TM 103
Ethyl Violet Azide Broth is based on the formulation of Litsky et al and the present medium is a modification of medium developed by Litsky et al with reduced amount of dextrose and increased dye concentration, making the medium highly specific for Enterococci. The presence of Enterococci acts as a valuable index of faecal or sewage pollution in water.
E.V.A. Broth is used in conjunction with Azide Dextrose Broth. Larkin et al used Azide Dextrose Broth as a presumptive medium and E.V.A. Broth for the confirmation of the presence of Streptococci in frozen foods. They found that generally faecal Streptococci were recovered more consistently and in greater number than the coliforms and could be used in preference to coliforms as an indicator bacterium in frozen foods.
Litsky et al studied a variety of dyes and selective agents for Streptococci and developed a confirmatory medium using ethyl violet and sodium azide as selective agents. Combination of 0.0083gm% of ethyl violet dye and 0.04gm% of azide provided the best selective action favouring growth of Streptococci.
for selective and confirmatory detection of Enterococci as an indiffator of faecal pollution in water
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