ACTINOMYCETE ISOLATION AGAR GLYCEROL CAT Nº: AG-1459
Dehydrated Culture Media for the isolation and cultivation actinomycetes from soil and water
Formula in g/l
Final pH 8.1 ± 0.2 at 25ºC
Suspend 22 grams of the medium in one liter of distilled water. Mix well. Heat with frequent agitation and boil during one minute or until completely dissolved. Add 5 grams of Glycerol and mix well. Distribute in appropriate containers. Sterilize in autoclave at 121ºC for 15 minutes. The prepared medium should be stored at 8-15°C. The color of the prepared medium is amber light opalescent.
The dehydrated medium should be homogeneous, free-flowing and beige in color. If there are any physical changes, discard the medium.
ACTINOMYCETE ISOLATION AGAR GLYCEROL is used for the isolation and cultivation of actinomycetes from soil and water.
Actinomycetes are a group of bacteria with many features. They produce antibiotics and other therapeutically useful compounds and are very important in the cycling of organic matter in the soil ecosystem. They are also found in water and vegetation. The isolation of actinomycetes from the mixed microflora present in nature is complicated by their characteristic slow growth relative to that of other soil bacteria.
Sodium propionate is a substrate used in anaerobic fermentation. Sodium caseinate is used as source of nitrogen. Dipotassium phosphate is used as a buffer. Asparagine is an amino acid that provides organic nitrogen. Magnesium sulfate and Ferrous sulfate are ions required in a big variation of enzymatic reactions, including DNA replication. Bacteriological agar is the solidifying agent.
Inoculate and incubate at 30 ± 2°C for 72 hours.
The following results were obtained from type cultures in the performance of the medium after incubation at a temperature of 30± 2°C and observed after 72 hours.
Streptomyces achromogenes ATCC 12767
Streptomyces albus ATCC 3004
Streptomyces lavendulae ATCC 8664
Once opened keep powdered medium closed to avoid hydration.