Plate Count Agar
Catalog No.: DM214BS-500g
Usually Shipped in: 1-2 Weeks
For lab/research use only, unless otherwise specified
- Product Details
High grade Plate Count Agar is supplied by Micromaster. It is available in the form of a cream to yellow homogeneous free flowing powder with a pH in the range of 6.8 to 7.2. This product should be stored between 10-30°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
Plate Count Agar is recommended for the determination of plate counts of microorganisms in milk and dairy products using pour plate technique as per BIS (IS:5402-1969). It is formulated as described by Buchbinder et al, and is recommended by APHA and FDA. Trytone in the medium, provides nitrogeneous and carbonaceous compounds, long chain amino acids, and other essential nutrients. Yeast extract supplies Vitamin B complex. APHA recommends the use of pour plate technique. The samples are diluted and appropriate dilutions are added in Petri plates. Sterile molten agar is added to these plates and plates are rotated gently to ensure uniform mixing of the sample with agar. The poured plate count method is preferred to the surface inoculation method, since it gives higher results. Plate Count Agar is also suitable for enumerating bacterial count of sterile rooms.