Product Code TM 487
WL (Wallerstein Laboratory) media are formulated as described by Green and Gray for the examination of materials encountered in brewing and for industrial fermentations containing mixed flora of yeast and bacteria. Bakers yeast counts can be carried out in this medium at a pH 5.5. By adjusting the pH to 6.5, the medium can be used for obtaining counts of Baker and distillers yeast.
WL Nutrient and WL Differential Media are used in combination. One plate of WL Nutrient Agar and two plates of WL Differential Agar are prepared. The WL Nutrient Agar plate is incubated aerobically to give a total yeast count while one WL Differential Agar plate gives the count of acetic acid bacteria, Flavobacterium, Proteus and thermophilic bacterial count when incubated aerobically. The other WL Differential Agar Plate is incubated anaerobically for the growth of lactic acid bacteria and Pediococcus. While determining microbial counts using these media, temperature and time of incubation will vary depending on the nature of material under test. Temperatures of 25?C are employed for brewing materials while 30?C are employed for baker’s yeast and alcohol fermentation mash analyses.
for cultivation and isolation of microorganisms encountered in breweries and industrial fermentations
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