Product Code TM 898

  • Description

    Enterobacteriaceae are widespread in nature found in water, soil or as a parasite on different animals and plants. Many members of this group form the normal gut microbial flora of humans. It also includes pathogens such as Salmonella, Klebsiella and others. It can easily contaminate foods, milk products from their natural environment thereby causing foodborne illnesses. Tryptone Yeast Extract Agar with BCP is formulated as per ISO specifications (ISO 7402: 1993) and is recommended for the isolation and enumeration of Enterobacteriaceae. Enumeration of Enterobacteriaceae can be carried out by either the MPN Technique or colony count technique.
    MPN Technique: Inoculate 10 ml of the test sample or 10 ml of the initial suspension into 3 tubes of double strength EE Broth and 1 ml of sample into three tubes of single strength tubes of EE Broth. Inoculate another three single strength tubes of EE Broth with 1 ml of the first decimal dilution (10-1) of the test sample. Incubate these nine tubes at 35-37?C for 24 hours. Streak a loopful from each tube onto VRBGA w/o Lactose. Incubate plates at 35-37?C for 24 hours. On incubation, presumptive typical red to pink colonies or colourless, mucoid colonies are confirmed biochemically. Colony count technique: Transfer 1 ml of the test sample in two sterile Petri plates. To another two sterile Petri dishes, transfer 1 ml of the first decimal dilution. Repeat the procedure for further dilutions. Into each Petri dish, aseptically add 15 ml of sterile, cooled VRBGA w/o Lactose . Mix and cool. After complete solidification, add a covering layer of 10 ml to 15 ml of sterile VRBGA w/o Lactose, cooled to 45-50?C. Allow to solidify and incubate at 35-37?C for 24 hours. Select presumptive colonies, as described in MPN Technique and confirm biochemically. Biochemical testing is done by inoculation in Tryptone Yeast Extract Agar w/ BCP to check fermentation reactions.

  • Principle

    for isolation and enumeration of Enterobacteriaceae and Bacillus cereus

  • Microorganism

    • Enterobacter aerogenes
    • Escherichia coli
    • Klebsiella pneumoniae
    • Salmonella Enteritidis
    • Salmonella typhi
  • Industry

    • NA
  • Regulation

    • NA
  • Pack Size

    • 500 gm
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