DNase METHYL GREEN AGAR

Technical Data #1876a / 2013.09.03

DNase Methyl Green Agar is a differential solid medium used to determine production of deoxyribonuclease activity by organisms, particularly Staphylococcus aureus and Serratia marcescens. Depolymerization of DNA gives a clear zone around the growth.

 


 

FORMULA
in grams per liter purified filtered water

Casein Peptone

15,0

Soy Peptone

5,0

Deoxyribonucleic Acid

2,0

Sodium Chloride

5,0

Methyl Green

0,05

Agar

15,0

pH 7.3 +/- 0,2 25 C

This approximate formula may be adjusted and/or enriched to obtain best results.


PRECAUTIONS
This medium is for laboratory use only.


STORAGE
Store prepared media at 2-8 C protected from direct light and dehydrated powder, in a dry place, in tightly-sealed containers at 2-25 C.


SIGN OF DETERIORATION
Media should not be used if the expiry date has passed. Prepared media should not be used if there are signs of contamination or deterioration (shrinking, cracking, evaporation or discoloration). Do not use dehydrated media if it is caked.


DIRECTIONS
Suspend 42 g of dehydrated media in 1000 ml of purified filtered water. Heat with frequent agitation and boil for one minute. Sterilize at 121 C for 15 minutes. Cool to 45-50 C. Mix gently and dispense into sterile Petri dishes.


PROCEDURE
Prior to inoculate, the prepared media should be brought to room temperature.

  1. Inoculate plates in a straight line with a 24 hours-diluted broth culture.
  2. Incubate at 35 C for 24 hours.


QUALITY CONTROL

Results after 24 hrs at 35C

Organisms

ATCC

Growth

Clear Zone

Staphylococcus aureus

25923

+

+

Escherichia coli

25922

+

-

Serratia marcescens

13880

+

+

Streptococcus pyogenes

19615

+

+

Klebsiella pneumoniae

33495

+

-


LIMITATIONS OF METHOD
This medium is only a part of the identification. Other tests may be required.


REFERENCES

  1. Lennette, E.H., Ballows, A., Hausler, W.J.Jr., and Shadomy, H.J. Manual of Clinical Microbiology. 4th ed. 1985 Washington D.C.: American society for Microbiology.
  2. Mac Faddin, Jean F., Media for Isolation-Cultivation-Identification-Maintenance of Medical Bacteria Vol.1 1985 Baltimore, MD. Williams & Wilkins.
  3. Finegold, S.M., and W.J. Martin., 1984 Bailey's and Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology. 6th ed. St. Louis. The C.V. Mosby Company.


CATALOGUE NUMBERS

Dehydrated media 500 g QB-39-1117
     
Prepared media    
Plates, 100x15 mm 10/pkg 1876
Mono-Plates, 100x15 mm 10/pkg 1876M

 


 

 

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