Acetamide Agar (Twin Pack)
Catalog No.: DM444-500g
Usually Shipped in: 1-2 Weeks
For lab/research use only, unless otherwise specified
- Product Details
Acetamide Agar (Twin Pack) is supplied by Micromaster. It is available in the form of two parts, where part A is composed of colourless deliquescent crystals and part B consists of light yellow to brick red homogeneous free flowing powder. It has a pH in the range of 6.8 to 7.2. It is advisable to store this product below 30⁰C.
• Quantity provided: 100 g/pack
Acetamide Agar is formulated as per the recommendation of Standard Methods for differentiation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other non-fermentative gram-negative bacteria from water and wastewater. Gilardi and others showed that a wide variety of non-fermenting organisms were capable of utilizing acetamide by using basal mineral media. However very few organisms growing in the medium metabolize acetamide by the process of deamination (acrylamidase activity). This unique ability is useful in identification of various non-fermenting gramnegative organisms. This ability is shown by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Pseudomonas aciovorans Group III (Achromobacter xylosoxidans) and Alcaligenes odorans. Acetamide deamination leads to the liberation of ammonia, which thereby increases the pH of the medium, leading to a subsequent colour change of the phenol red indicator from yellow orange to purplish red. Some strains require upto seven days to exhibit a positive reaction as they deaminate acrylamide slowly. However, only about 40% of apyocyanogenic strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa exhibit a positive reaction. It is therefore, not advisable to rely on this test as the only criterion for identification. Acetamide Agar contains inorganic salts and acetamide a sole carbon and nitrogen source. Sodium chloride maintains the osmotic equilibrium. Phenol red is the pH indicator.