Product Code TM 2235
Media based on malt extract may be considered as general growth substrates due to their richness and nutrient balance. They are very suitable for the cultivation of fastidious microorganisms. With acidic pH, they are used for the isolation, cultivation and maintenance of yeast and moulds.
Malt Extract Agar Base is recommended for the detection and cultivation of yeasts. Yeasts are more demanding than moulds. Most species are unable to assimilate nitrate and complex carbohydrates; some require vitamins. Some yeasts species are capable of growing in the presence of preservative, the most common among these species is Zygosaccharomyces bailii but Candida krusei and Pichia fermantans are also capable of growing in the presence of preservatives.
for detection and cultivation of Yeasts
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