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High grade Baird Parker Agar Base is supplied by Micromaster. It is available in the form of a cream to yellow homogeneous free flowing powder which has a pH in the range of 6.8 to 7.2. This product should be stored below 30°C in a tightly closed container. Once opened, it should be properly stored, after tightly capping the bottle. Due to the hygroscopic nature of the product, there could be chances of lump formation which can be avoided by proper storage. Store in dry ventilated area protected from extremes of temperature and sources of ignition.
• Quantity provided: 500 g/pack
Baird Parker Agar was developed by Baird Parker from the Tellurite-glycine formulation for isolation and enumeration of Staphylococci in food and other material since it allows a good differentiation of coagulase positive strains. It is also being used for the isolation and enumeration of Staphylococci.
Tryptone, HM peptone B and yeast extract are sources of nitrogen, carbon, sulphur and vitamins. Sodium pyruvate not only protects injured cells and helps recovery but also stimulates Staphylococcus aureus growth without destroying selectivity. Lithium chloride and potassium tellurite inhibit most of the contaminating microflora except Staphylococcus aureus. The tellurite additive is toxic to egg yolk-clearing strains other than S.aureus and imparts a black colour to the colonies. Glycine, pyruvate enhances growth of Staphylococcus . With the addition of egg yolk, the medium becomes yellow, opaque. The egg yolk additive, in addition to provide enrichment, aids in the identification process by demonstrating lecithinase activity (egg yolk reaction).