KAUFFMAN MULLER’S TETRATHIONATE BROTH BASE (IS:5887(Part I)-1999)

Product Code TM 2143

  • Description

    Salmonella species cause many types of infections, from mild self-limiting gastroenteritis to life-threatening typhoid fever. Salmonella present in food samples may also be injured in food-processing procedures, which include exposure to low temperatures, sub-marginal heat, drying, radiation, preservative, and sanitizers. This medium is hence used as a selective enrichment for the cultivation of Salmonella species that may be present in small numbers and have been injured through various procedures. Muller recommended Tetrathionate Broth as a selective medium for the recovery of Salmonella and demonstrated the effectiveness of Tetrathionate Broth for enriching typhoid and paratyphoid bacilli while inhibiting coliform organisms. Kauffmann modified this formula to include Ox bile for its selective properties, which supresses coliform bacteria and inhibits Gram-positive organisms. Using modified Muller?s broth, Kauffmann increased the number of rapid screening of Salmonella in food.

  • Principle

    recommended as selective enrichment mediam for isolation of Shigella species from food samples

  • Microorganism

    • Escherichia coli
    • Proteus vulgaris
    • Salmonella Enteritidis
    • Salmonella Paratyphi A
    • Salmonella Paratyphi B
    • Salmonella Typhimurium
    • Shigella flexneri
  • Industry

    • NA
  • Regulation

    • NA
  • Pack Size

    • 500 gm
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