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Catalog No.: DM180-500g
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High grade Nutrient Agar is supplied by Micromaster. It is available in the form of a light yellow to pink homogeneous free flowing powder with a pH in the range of 7.2 to 7.6. It is advisable to store this product between 10-30°C in a tightly closed container. Once opened, Nutrient Agar should be properly stored in a dry place, after tightly capping the bottle in order to prevent lump formation due to the hygroscopic nature of the product. Store this product in dry ventilated area, away from extreme temperatures and sources of ignition.
• Quantity provided: 500g /pack
Nutrient Agar is generally used as a general-purpose medium for the cultivation of less fastidious microorganisms, can be enriched with blood or other biological fluids. It is also used for checking purity prior to biochemical or serological testing. Nutrient Agar is ideal for demonstration and teaching purposes where a more prolonged survival of cultures at ambient temperature is often required without risk of overgrowth that can occur with more nutritious substrate. This relatively simple formula has been retained and is still widely used in the microbiological examination of variety of materials and is also recommended by standard methods. Addition of different biological fluids such as horse or sheep blood, serum, egg yolk etc. makes it suitable for the cultivation of related fastidious organisms. Peptone, HM peptone B and yeast extract provide the necessary nitrogen compounds, carbon, vitamins and also some trace ingredients necessary for the growth of bacteria. Sodium chloride maintains the osmotic equilibrium of the medium.