LOWENSTEIN JENSEN MEDIUM BASE (L. J. MEDIUM) (VEG.)

Product Code TMV 375

  • Description

    Solid media used for isolation and cultivation of Mycobacteria are either egg-based or agar-based. Egg-based media contain whole eggs or egg yolk, potato flour, salts and glycerol and are solidified by inspissation. Of the egg-based media, Lowenstein Jensen Medium is most commonly used.
    L.J. Medium was originally formulated by Lowenstein, containing congo red and malachite green dyes. Jensen modified Lowensteins medium by altering the citrate and phosphate contents, eliminating the congo red dye and by increasing the malachite green concentration. Gruft further modified L. J. Medium with the addition of two antimicrobics to increase selectivity. This medium supports the growth of a wide variety of Mycobacteria and can also be used for niacin testing.

  • Principle

    for isolation and cultivation of Mycobacterium species

  • Microorganism

    • M. tuberculosis H37RV
    • Mycobacterium avium
    • Mycobacterium gordonae
    • Mycobacterium kansasii
    • Mycobacterium smegmatis
  • Industry

    • NA
  • Regulation

    • NA
  • Pack Size

    • 100 gm
    • 500 gm
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