This is a selective medium for the isolation of Legionella spp used in clinical, water and environmental laboratories. The base agar contains Yeast Extract as a source of protein, Charcoal to neutralise growth-inhibiting substances and is supplemented with Ferric pyrophosphate, L-Cysteine hydrochloride and α-Ketoglutarate. ACES buffer is incorporated to maintain the optimal pH for growth. The medium is made selective by the addition of Polymixin and Vancomycin to inhibit the majority of Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms and Amphotericin B to inhibit yeasts and some fungi. Bromothymol blue and Bromocresol Purple are also included as an aid to identifying the organisms.
PP0860 – Legionella MWY Agar
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|Legionella pneumoniae||NCTC 11192||White / grey translucent colonies|
|Escherichia coli||NCTC 12241||Inhibited|
|Staphylococcus aureus||NCTC 12981||Inhibited|
|Saccharomyces cerevisiae||NCPF 3178||Inhibited|