This is one of several media available for the selective isolation of fungi particularly dermatophytes primarily from clinical specimens. The low pH (5.6) of the medium is inhibitory to most bacteria however Chloramphenicol is added to further reduce the risk of bacterial contamination when processing material that may be more heavily contaminated. Cyclohexamide is also added to suppress the growth of yeasts and saprophytic fungi.
PP0247 – Sabouraud Dextrose Agar with Chloramphenicol (50mg/L) and Cyclohexamide (300mg/L) (25ml)
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|Candida albicans||NCPF 3179||Growth|
|Escherichia coli||NCTC 12241||No Growth|
|Trichophyton rubrum||NCPF 419||Growth|