Aeromonas agar base (Ryan)
Dehydrated Culture Media for the selective isolation of Aeromonas hydrophila from clinical and environmental samples when Ampicillin is used as a selective supplement
Formula in g/l
Ferric Ammonium Citrate
Bile Salts Nº3
Final pH 8.0 ± 0.2 at 25ºC
Suspend 28.1 grams of the medium in 500 ml of distilled water. Mix well and dissolve by heating with frequent agitation. Boil for one minute until complete dissolution AVOID OVERHEATING. DO NOT AUTOCLAVE. Cool to 45-50ºC and aseptically add one vial of Ampicillin Supplement (Cat.,AG- 6052)*, previously reconstituted in 5 ml of sterile distilled water. Homogenize gently and dispense into Petri dishes. The prepared medium should be stored at 8-15ºC. The color is greenish-blue.
The dehydrated medium should be homogeneous, free-flowing and beige in color. If there are any physical changes, discard the medium.
| Ampicillin Suppliment (Cat No: AG-6052)*|| (1 vial for 500 ml of the medium)|
| Sodium Ampicillin|| 2.5 mg|
AEROMONAS AGAR BASE (RYAN) is based on the formulation of Ryan, it is a modification of the XLD Medium that has been designed to improve the count and isolation of Aeromonas in clinical and environmental samples. The medium is better than other medium in the detection of Aeromonas in water, bottled water and foods stuffs (meat, fish, etc).
Proteose peptone provides nitrogen, vitamins, minerals and amino acids essential for growth. L-Lysine and L-arginine provides nitrogen, sulfur and trace elements. Yeast extract is source of vitamins, particularly the B-group. Inositol, Lactose, Sorbitol and Xylose are the carbohydrate substrates, Sodium thiosulfate provides Sulphur and Ferric ammonium citrate is the indicator for H2S production. H2S positive colonies have a black center. The mixed indicators Bromothymol blue and Thymol blue change their color to yellow, when acid is formed. Sodium chloride supplies essential electrolytes for transport and osmotic balance and Bile Salts are inhibitors of Gram-positive organisms.
Aeromonas are aquatic, fresh water bacteria that were identified during the last century as responsable of infectious processes in aquatic animals: amphibians, reptiles, fish, snails and others. Aeromonas also cause intestinal tract diseases. Infections are contracted frequently due to direct exposure to the water in which these microorganisms live. This medium is also useful for clinical diagnoses.
The following results were obtained in the performance of the medium from type cultures, with the supplement added, after incubation at a temperature of 30-35°C and observed after 24 hours.
Aeromonas hydrophila ATCC 7966
Green with a black center
Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27853
Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 9270
Escherichia coli ATCC 25922
Ryan N. (1985) Personal communication.
Rogol M., Sechter I., Grinberg L., Gerichter Ch. B. (1992) J. Med. Microbiol. 12. 229-331 Atkinson M. (1986) Culture Vol. 7, No.2.
Once opened keep powdered medium closed to avoid hydration.
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