Bismuth Sulfite Agar (Powder)

£387.36 500g

Selective medium for isolation of Salmonella.

In 1926 Wilson and Blair used Bismuth and Sodium Sulfite in a culture formulation for the isolation of typhoid-paratyphoid groups of bacteria bacteria. Further modifications of the formula were described by Hajna and Damon. The current recommended formulation is found in the USP. Bismuth and brilliant green dye acts as inhibitors to most enteric bacteria and Gram positive bacteria. Salmonella typhi produces black colonies surrounded by a metallic sheen. Other Salmonella produce green or black colonies. Some Shigella sp. may grow on this medium.

Light beige, homogeneous and free flowing

Greenish-yellow and opaque.

7.5? 0.2

Microbiological Analysis:
Escherichia coli (ATCC 25922): Partial Inhibition Brown to Green
Enterococcus faecalis (ATCC 29212): Inhibited
Salmonella typhi (ATCC 19430): Growth Black with metallic sheen
Salmonella typhimurium (ATCC 14028): Good Black with metallic sheen

Important Note: This product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.

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