Hektoen Enteric Agar vs Brilliant Green Agar (Salmonella Detection)

user at upj.com user at upj.com
Fri Oct 18 13:45:41 EST 1996

Recently, I discovered that both the United States Pharmacopia Compendia and the European Pharmacopia Compendia
are proposing the use of Hektoen Enteric Agar instead of Brilliant Green Agar for Salmonella detection. 
I cannot determine the reason for this change because both agars seem to select for Salmonella sp. just as well.
Does anyone have an explaination for this change?

Johnny Barone 
Pharmacia & Upjohn
JMBarone at pwinet.upj.com

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