Product Code TM 2221
MYP Agar Base is used for isolation and identification of Bacillus cereus in accordance with FDA BAM. B. cereus is ubiquitously present in soil, on vegetables, and in many raw and processed foods, meat, cereals, pasteurized fresh milk and powdered milk and other processed foods. Under favourable conditions, the organism multiplies and causes gastrointestinal illness. It is implicated in two different forms of food poisoning; an emetic illness and a diarrhoeal illness. The emetic illness is mediated by a highly stable toxin that survives high temperature, exposure to trypsin, pepsin and pH extremes. The diarrhoeal illness is mediated by a heat and acid labile enterotoxin. Lecithinase activity is the key reaction in the differential identification of B. cereus, the most commonly encountered and important species in clinical laboratories, from the majority of the other Bacillus species. If unknown isolate produces lecithinase, Bacillus cereus can be presumptively identified by also observing colony morphology, hemolytic reactivity and motility tests.
MYP Agar Base is recommended by FDA BAM to isolate and enumerate B. cereus from foods. This medium differentiates B. cereus from other bacteria on the basis of lecithinase activity, mannitol fermentation and resistance to polymyxin.
for isolation and identi?cation of Bacillus cereus in accordance with FDA BAM, 1998
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