This is a defined medium primarily for the cultivation of fungi and bacteria that are capable of utilising Sodium Nitrate as their sole source of nitrogen. If made more acidic by adjusting to pH 3.5 it can also be used for isolation of acidophilic yeasts. The medium has also been used for the identification of Candida albicans by chlamydospore production.
PP1240 – Czapek Dox Agar (Modified)
|Shelf Life (days)|
|Storage Temp (°C)|
Cultivation of Fungi: Aerobically at 25°C for up to 2 weeks. Idenification of Candida spp: Aerobically at 25-30°C for 18-24 hours.
|Candida albicans||NCPF 3179||White colonies. +ve for clamydospore production|