VOGES PROSKAUER MEDIUM, MODIFIED

Product Code TM 2421

  • Description

    Voges Proskauer Medium, Modified is recommended for the performance of the Voges- Proskauer test in differentiation of Bacillus cereus in accordance with FDA BAM, 1998. Methyl Red and Voges-Proskauer tests are among the two various tests used in the biochemical identification of bacterial species. These tests were originally studied by Voges and Proskauer and subsequently by Clark and Lubs to differentiate between members of the coli- aerogens group. Both the tests are based on the detection of specific breakdown products of carbohydrate metabolism. In MR-VP Broth, after 18-24 hours of incubation, fermentation produces acidic metabolic byproducts. MR-negative organisms further metabolize the initial fermentation products by decarboxylation to produce neutral acetyl methylcarbinol (acetoin), which results in decreased acidity in the medium and raises the pH towards neutrality (pH 6.0 or above). In the presence of atmospheric oxygen and alkali, the neutral end products, acetoin and 2, 3-butanediol, are oxidized to diacetyl, which react with creatine to produce a red colour.

  • Principle

    for performance of the Voges- Proskauer test in di?erentiation of Bacillus cereus in accordance with FDA BAM 1998

  • Microorganism

    • Bacillus cereus
  • Industry

    • NA
  • Regulation

    • NA
  • Pack Size

    • 500 gm
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