Product Code TM 104
Eugonic Broth was developed by Pelczar and Vera for cultivation of fastidious organisms like Brucella. This medium can also be used to grow Mycobacteria and various pathogenic fungi including Nocardia, Histoplasma and Blastomyces, when enriched with blood. Niven used this media for detection of spoilage of meats.
Eugonic Broth was developed to obtain eugonic (luxuriant) growth of fastidious microorganisms like Brucella which are otherwise difficult to cultivate. The unenriched medium supports rapid growth of lactobacilli associated with cured meat products, dairy products and other foods. APHA recommends Eugonic Broth, which is also used in germinating anaerobic spores pasteurized at 104?C. Organisms like Bordetella and Neisseria proliferate in Eugonic Broth because large amount of sulfur and carbon sources have been added in the formulation. Therefore, Eugonic Broth is recommended for the direct isolation of Bordetella pertussis and Neisseria meningitides from the test materials such as throat mucus, blood, cerebrospinal fluid, pleural fluid and other specimens. For the isolation of Bacillus pumilus, Eugonic Broth can be supplemented with 0.1% starch, prior to sterilization.
for cultivation of fastidious microorganisms like Haemophilus, Neisseria, Pasteurella, Brucella and Lactobacillus species