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Actinomycete Isolation Agar Glycerol 500g

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Actinomycete Isolation Agar Glycerol

Intended Use

Actinomycete Isolation Agar is used with added glycerol for isolating and cultivating actinomycetes from soil and water. Glycerol is used in preparing microbiological culture media.

Summary and Explanation

Although some genera are important to human medicine, most of the actinomycetes are part of the indigenous flora of soil, water and vegetation. Actinomycetes may impart a musty odor
to water or a muddy flavor to fish.1 Actinomycetes can cause massive growths which will form a thick foam in the activated sludge process, causing a disruption in wastewater treatment.2,3
Actinomycetes are gram-positive, acid-fast cells, growing as filaments that may branch and may form irregularly shaped rods and cocci.
Olsen4 formulated Actinomycete Isolation Agar for isolating and cultivating actinomycetes from soil and water. The formula is supplemented with glycerol, a highly purified fermentable
alcohol used occasionally for differentiating certain bacteria and in media for isolating and culturing fastidious bacteria.

Principles of the Procedure

Actinomycete Isolation Agar contains sodium caseinate which is a source of nitrogen. Asparagine is an amino acid and a source of organic nitrogen. Sodium propionate is a substrate used in anaerobic fermentation. Dipotassium phosphate provides buffering capability to maintain pH balance. Magnesium sulfate and ferrous sulfate provide sources of sulfates and metallic ions. Agar is the solidifying agent. The added glycerol is a source of carbon.

User Quality Control

Identity Specifications
Actinomycete Isolation Agar
Dehydrated Appearance: Light beige, free-flowing, homogeneous.
Solution:                        2.2% solution, soluble in purified water upon
                                    boiling with 0.5% Glycerol. Solution is light
                                    to medium amber, opalescent to opaque with
                                    precipitation.
Prepared Appearance:     Medium amber, opalescent.
Reaction of 2.2%
Solution with 0.5%
Glycerol at 25°C:            pH 8.1 ± 0.2
Cultural Response
Actinomycete Isolation Agar
Prepare the medium per label directions. Inoculate and incubate at 30 ± 2°C for up to 72 hours.

ORGANISM ATCC™ INOCULUM
 CFU
RECOVERY
Streptomyces achromogenes 12767  102-103 Good
Streptomyces albus  3004  102-103 Good
Streptomyces lavendulae 8664  102-103 Good

Formula

Actinomycete Isolation Agar
Approximate Formula* Per Liter
Sodium Caseinate........................................................ 2.0 g
Asparagine.................................................................. 0.1 g
Sodium Propionate....................................................... 4.0 g
Dipotassium Phosphate................................................. 0.5 g
Magnesium Sulfate....................................................... 0.1 g
Ferrous Sulfate............................................................ 1.0 mg
Agar.......................................................................... 15.0 g
Glycerol
Glycerin
*Adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance criteria.

Directions for Preparation from Dehydrated Product

1. Suspend 22 g of the powder in 1 L of purified water. Mix thoroughly.
2. Heat with frequent agitation and boil for 1 minute to completely dissolve the powder.
3. Add 5 g of Glycerol.
4. Autoclave at 121°C for 15 minutes.
5. Test samples of the finished product for performance using stable, typical control cultures.

Procedure

Inoculate medium and incubate at 30°C for up to 72 hours.

Expected Results

Refer to appropriate references and procedures for results.

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Celebrity Endorsements

1. Clesceri, Greenberg and Eaton (ed.). 1998. Standard methods for the examination of water and wastewater, 20th ed. American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.

2. Lechevalier. 1975. Actinomycetes of sewage-treatment plants. Environ. Protection Technol. Ser., EPA-600/2-75-031, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio.

3. Lechevalier and Lechevalier. 1974. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 24:278.

4. Olsen. 1960. Personal communication.

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