A selective medium for the isolation of Pseudomonas spp. primarily in food, water and environmental samples the medium is made selective by the addition of CFC supplement (cetrimide, at a concentration of 10mg/L which is said to allow the growth of all pseudomonads, cephalothin and fucidin). 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.
Pseudomonas Selective Agar CFC
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|Burkholderia cepacia||NCTC 10661||Green/brown colonies – medium may have pink halo surrounding colonies|
|Pseudomonas aeruginosa||NCTC 12903||Green/brown colonies – medium may have pink halo surrounding colonies|
|Escherichia coli||NCTC 12241||Inhibited|
Recommended incubation: Incubate aerobically at 37 ± 1°C for 24-48 hours.