Malt Extract Agar

Malt Extract Agar

Malt Extract Agar is a medium for the isolation of many yeasts and moulds.
The low pH inhibits most bacteria and further selectivity can be achieved by lowering the pH even more by adding lactic acid to the molten cooled, medium.
This formulation is customer specific with a request for an additional 5g/L of agar from the customer.
It should be noted that excess heating of the medium could result in hydrolysis of the agar resulting in softening of the agar.

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Candida albicans NCPF 3179 Growth – White colonies
Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCPF 3178 Growth – White colonies

Recommended Incubation: Incubate aerobically at 25 ± 1°C for 48 hours.