BACGro Standard Methods/Plate Count Agar / 10 kg
BACGroTM Standard Methods Agar, when prepared as directed, is intended for the enumeration of bacteria in water, food, and dairy products.
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Standard Methods Agar- also commonly referred to as Plate Count Agar or Tryptone Glucose Yeast Agarcomplies with the formulation cited by the American Public Health Association and the Association of Official Analytical Chemists. The media was first described by Buchbinder et al. who found that peptones alone could not support the growth of pathogens within food and water but determined that the inclusion of Yeast Extract and dextrose is vital for the recovery of viable cells. Standard Methods Agar includes casein peptone as the nitrogen source along with yeast extract and dextrose. Agar serves as a gelling agent.