Product Code TM 1409

  • Description

    Lipids, including fats and oils, are highly reduced. When a lipid is catabolized, it has the potential to yield more pairs of
    electrons per gram, and thus more energy, than either carbohydrates or proteins. This process is brought about by the
    enzyme lipase, and the organisms possessing the enzyme lipase are called lipolytic organisms. Growth of lipase-producing
    microorganisms can contribute to flavour defects in milk and high fat dairy products. Some of the free fatty acids released
    by the action of lipolytic enzymes have a low flavour threshold and can impart a rancid flavour at low concentrations.
    Spirit Blue Agar is prepared according to the formulation of Starr is recommended by APHA for detection and enumeration
    of lipolytic microorganisms. It is a basal medium to which lipoidal substrate is added for the detection, enumeration and
    study of lipolytic microorganisms. Formulations in practice before Starr which included dyes as indicators of lipolysis were
    sometimes inhibitory to the microorganisms. Starr showed spirit blue to be inert and an ideal indicator of lipolysis,
    visualized as clear halos around colonies

  • Principle

    for detection and enumeration of lipolytic microorganisms

  • Microorganism

    • Proteus mirabilis
    • Staphylococcus aureus
    • Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • Industry

    • Food & Beverages
  • Pack Size

    • 500 gm
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