CRITERION™ AGAR, BACTERIOLOGICAL GRADE

Cat. no. C5000 CRITERION™ Agar, Bacteriological Grade 100gm
Cat. no. C5001 CRITERION™ Agar, Bacteriological Grade 500gm
Cat. no. C5002 CRITERION™ Agar, Bacteriological Grade 2kg
Cat. no. C5003 CRITERION™ Agar, Bacteriological Grade 10kg
Cat. no. C5004 CRITERION™ Agar, Bacteriological Grade 50kg

INTENDED USE

Hardy Diagnostics CRITERION™ Agar, Bacteriological Grade is used as a solidifying agent in the preparation of solid and semi-solid culture media.

This is a raw material intended to be used in the making of prepared media products, which will require further processing, additional ingredients, or supplements.

SUMMARY

Agar is produced from species of red marine algae, Gellidium spp. It is used as the solidifying agent in most solid and semi-solid medias. It does not have the disadvantages of gelatin, its predecessor. Agar is incorporated into solid microbiological media at concentrations of 1 to 2%.

STORAGE AND SHELF LIFE

Store the sealed bottle(s) containing dehydrated culture medium at 2-30ºC. Dehydrated culture medium is very hygroscopic. Keep lid tightly sealed. Protect dehydrated culture media from moisture and light. The dehydrated culture media should be discarded if it is not free-flowing or if the color has changed from its original light beige.

PRECAUTIONS

LIMITATIONS

CRITERION™ Agar, Bacteriological Grade is not a growth promoting media, it is intended to be incorporated into microbiological media formulas.

MATERIALS REQUIRED BUT NOT PROVIDED

Standard microbiological supplies and equipment such as autoclaves, petri plates, glassware, incubators, etc., are not provided.

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE

CRITERION™ Agar, Bacteriological Grade powder should appear homogeneous, free-flowing, and light beige in color. At a concentration of 1.5% the prepared media should appear slightly opalescent, and light to medium amber in color.