This medium is recommended for the detection and enumeration of yeasts and moulds in food and dairy products. It can also be used for the cultivation of fungi although with the prolonged incubation necessary cultures may become overgrown by bacteria. The low pH (5.6) suppresses the growth of most bacteria and the low mineral content ensures good pigment production by fungi where appropriate.
BM5230 – Potato Dextrose Agar
|Shelf Life (days)|
|Storage Temp (°C)|
Incubate yeasts at 25°C ± 1°C for 36-48 hours and fungi at 25°C ± 1°C for 5-10 days.
|Candida albicans||NCPF 3179||Growth with white colonies|
|Saccharomyces cerevisiae||NCPF 3178||Growth with white colonies|
|Trichophyton rubrum||NCPF 419||Growth with white fluffy colonies, red underside|