Malt Extract Agar is recommended for the cultivation, isolation, and maintenance of yeasts and molds. Malt Extract Agar is used as a general purpose growth media to isolate and cultivate yeasts and molds from clinical samples, as well as a wide range of environmental sources. Malt Extract Agar with Lecithin and Tween® 80 can be used to test the efficacy of disinfection procedures.
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Packaging: 10 plates / bag
Ingredients per liter of deionized water:*
- Malt Extract 20.0gm
- Dextrose 20.0gm
- Peptone 6.0gm
- Agar 15.0gm
Final pH 5.5 +/- 0.3 at 25°C
In addition to the above ingredients, Malt Extract Agar with Chloramphenicol contains 0.1 gm of chloramphenicol per liter and Malt Extract Agar with Lecithin and Tween contains 5.0gm Tween and 0.7gm Lecithin per liter.
*Adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance criteria.
STORAGE AND SHELF LIFE
Storage: Upon receipt store at 2-8°C., away from direct light. Upon receipt store tubed/bottles media at 2-30°C. away from directy 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.
The expiration date on the product label applies to the product in its intact packaging when stored as directed.