Different counts in MacConkey Agar

david.lawton1 david.lawton1 at ntlworld.com
Thu Jun 1 15:00:13 EST 2000


"TED MEYRICK" <tedmeyrickNOteSPAM at mail.clara.net.invalid> wrote in message
news:18b21ac0.20bbbcb7 at usw-ex0104-026.remarq.com...
> Roberto,
>         It comes as no surprise that you get differing counts
> with different brands of MacConkey. It was ever thus. the main
> variable is the quality of the bile salts(Sodium Taurocholate)
> used.
>
> Ted Meyr
>
The variability in bile salts isn't that bad these days,
now labs don't make the stuff from scratch and we actually QC the media.
The joy of making MacConkey broth.
Choking on clouds of sodium taurocholate and everybody complaining about the
smell,
happy days.

Dave







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