Media

Bile Salt Irgasan Brilliant Green Agar (BSIBG)

Bile Salt Irgasan Brilliant Green Agar (BSIBG) is a highly selective agar medium that uses bile salts, brilliant green, and Irgasan for the isolation of Aeromonas spp. from a variety of environmental, clinical, and food samples. Aeromonas spp. has been regarded as controversial pathogen and a possible source of food-borne infection with some strains noted as being enteropathogenic. This species of bacteria has also been found to grow and produce virulence factors not only at optimal growth temperature, but at refrigeration temperatures as well. 

Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA)

Potato Dextrose Agar, often notated as PDA, is a common microbial growth media made from an infusion of potato and dextrose. It is one of the most widely used media for growing fungi and bacteria. PDA can be supplemented with different acids or antibiotics to inhibit bacterial growth that may interfere with yeasts and mold.  It is recommended for isolation and microbial enumeration of yeasts and molds in dairy, cosmetics, and clinical samples. 

Brucella Blood Agar (BBA)

Brucella Blood Agar (commonly notated as BBA or BRU) is a non-selective agar medium used for isolation, quantitation, and partial identification of fastidious anaerobes. This agar was originally developed for the isolation of Brucella spp. from potentially contaminated materials but has since been found to be useful for use in clinical specimens involving strict anaerobes. This agar is typically supplemented with Hemin and Vitamin K1.