Pseudomonas Agar Base

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Pseudomonas Agar Base

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This is a selective medium for the isolation of Pseudomonas spp. primarily in food, water and environmental samples.
Pseudomonas agar base is on Kings A medium which uses magnesium and potassium salts to enhance pigment production.

The gelatine peptone and acid hydrolysed casein acts as a nitrogen, vitamins, and carbon source.
Magnesium chloride and potassium sulphate promotes production of pyocyanin.

The medium can be made selective for P. aeruginosa by the addition of Pseudomonas CN Supplement (LS0006).
Alternatively, the medium can be made selective for Pseudomonas spp. generally by the addition of Pseudomonas CFC Selective Supplement (LS0026).

The presence of blue/green or brown pigmentation or fluorescence is indicative of presumptive Pseudomonas spp.
It should be noted however that further testing must be carried out to confirm the full identity of the organism.

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Product Description

OrganismRef. No.Result
Pseudomonas aeruginosaNCTC 12903Growth, blue/green pigmented colonies
Burkholderia cepaciaNCTC 10661Growth, grey colonies
Escherichia coliNCTC 12241Inhibited


Acid hydrolysed casein10
Gelatin peptone16
Potassium sulphate10
Magnesium chloride1.4


Suspend 48.4g of the medium in one litre of deionised / purified water. Add 10 ml of glycerol. Allow the medium to soak whilst mixing for 10 minutes. Heat with frequent agitation and boil for one minute to completely dissolve the medium. Sterilise at 121°C for 15 minutes. Cool to 45-50°C and aseptically add the required numbers of vials of either Pseudomonas CN Supplement (LS0006) or Pseudomonas CFC Selective Supplement (LS0026). Mix well and dispense into appropriate sterile containers