|Cat. no. W119||Czapek-Dox Agar, 15x100mm Plate, 28ml||10 plates/bag|
Hardy Diagnostics Czapek-Dox Agar is recommended for use in cultivating fungi and bacteria capable of using inorganic nitrogen.
Czapek-Dox Agar is a modification of the Czapek (1902-1903) and Dox (1910) formula prepared according to Thom and Church. The medium contains sucrose as the sole source of cabon and nitrate as the only inorganic source of nitrogen. The medium is useful in a variety of microbiological procedures, including fungi and mildew resistance tests and soil microbiology testing. Czapek-Dox Agar produces luxuriant growth of most saprophytic Aspergilli causing the organisms to produce characteristic mycelia and conidia.
Czapek-Dox Agar is recommended in Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater for the isolation of Aspergillus, Penicillium, Paecilomyces, and other types of fungi with similar physiological requirements.
Ingredients per liter of deionized water:*
Final pH 7.3 +/- 0.3 at 25ºC.
* Adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance criteria.
STORAGE AND SHELF LIFE
Storage: Upon receipt store at 2-8ºC away from direct light. Media should not be used if there are any signs of deterioration (shrinking, cracking, or discoloration), contamination, or if the expiration date has passed. Product is light and temperature sensitive; protect from light, excessive heat, moisture, and freezing.
1. Inoculate by spreading the sample material thinly on the surface of the culture medium.
2. Incubate for up to 1 week at 28ºC. Optimal incubation temperatures are as follows:
Penicillium spp. at 20-25ºC.
Aspergillus spp. at 30ºC.
Candida spp. at 28ºC.
Refer to appropriate references for specific procedures for the cultivation of fungi and bacteria capable of metabolizing inorganic nitrogen.(1)
INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS
Consult reference for interpretation.(1)
MATERIALS REQUIRED BUT NOT PROVIDED
Standard microbiological supplies and equipment such as loops, swabs, applicator sticks, other culture media, incinerators, and incubators, etc., as well as serological and biochemical reagents, are not provided.
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USER QUALITY CONTROL
Czapek-Dox Agar should appear slightly opalescent, and white to light amber in color; may have a slight precipitate.
1. American Public Health Association. Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, APHA, Washington, D.C.
2. Hurst, C.J., et al. 2002. Manual of Environmental Microbiology, 2nd ed. ASM Press, Washington D.C.
3. St-Germain, G., et al. 1996. Identifying Filamentous Fungi A Clinical Laboratory Handbook, Star Publishing Company, Belmont, CA.
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