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Czapek Solution Agar and Czapek-Dox Broth 500g

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Czapek Solution Agar and Czapek-Dox Broth

Intended Use

Czapek-Dox Broth and Czapek Solution Agar are used for cultivating fungi and bacteria capable of using inorganic nitrogen.

Summary and Explanation

Czapek-Dox Broth is a modification of the Czapek1 and Dox2 formula prepared according to Thom and Raper.3 Czapek Solution Agar is prepared according to the formula given by Thom and Church.4 The media are prepared with only inorganic sources of nitrogen and chemically defined sources of carbon. Czapek-Dox media are useful in a variety of microbiological procedures, including soil microbiology and fungi and mildew resistance tests. Thom and Raper3 reported Czapek-Dox Broth and Czapek Solution Agar produce moderately vigorous growth of most saprophytic aspergilli and yield characteristic mycelia and conidia.
Czapek Solution Agar is recommended in Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater5 for the isolation of Aspergillus, Penicillium, Paecilomyces and related fungi.

Principles of the Procedure

Saccharose is the sole carbon source, and sodium nitrate is the sole nitrogen source in Czapek-Dox Broth and Czapek Solution Agar. Dipotassium phosphate is the buffering agent, and potassium chloride contains essential ions. Magnesium sulfate and ferrous sulfate are sources of cations. Agar is the solidifying agent in Czapek Solution Agar.

User Quality Control

Identity Specifications
Czapek-Dox Broth
Dehydrated Appearance: White, free-flowing, homogeneous.
Solution:                         3.5% solution, soluble in purified water. Solution
                                      is colorless, clear to very slightly opalescent and
                                      may have a slight precipitate.
Prepared Appearance:      Colorless, clear to very slightly opalescent, may
                                      have a slight precipitate.
Reaction of 3.5%
Solution at 25°C:             pH 7.3 ± 0.2
Czapek Solution Agar
Dehydrated Appearance: Very light beige, free-flowing, homogeneous.
Solution:                        4.9% solution, soluble in purified water upon
                                     boiling. Solution is light amber, opalescent with
                                     a uniform flocculent precipitate.
Prepared Appearance:    Light amber, slightly opalescent, may have a
                                    slight precipitate.
Reaction of 4.9%
Solution at 25°C:           pH 7.3 ± 0.2
Cultural Response
Czapek-Dox Broth
Prepare the medium per label directions. Inoculate and incubate at 30 ± 2°C for 48-72 hours.

ORGANISM ATCC™ INOCULUM
CFU
RECOVERY
Aspergillus niger 9642  102-103 Good
Candida albicans 10231  102-103 Good
Candida tropicalis 750  102-103 Good

Saccharomyces cerevisiae 9763 102-103 Good

Czapek Solution Agar
Prepare the medium per label directions. Inoculate and incubate at 30 ± 2°C for 18-48 hours (up to 72 hours if necessary).

ORGANISM ATCC™ INOCULUM
CFU
RECOVERY
Aspergillus niger 9642 102-103 Good
Candida albicans 10231 102-103 Good
Penicillium rubrum 10520 102-103 Good
Streptococcus albus 3004 102-103 Good

Formula

Czapek-Dox Broth
Approximate Formula* Per Liter
Saccharose............................................................... 30.0 g
Sodium Nitrate............................................................ 3.0 g
Dipotassium Phosphate................................................ 1.0 g
Magnesium Sulfate...................................................... 0.5 g
Potassium Chloride...................................................... 0.5 g
Ferrous Sulfate.......................................................... 0.01 g
Czapek Solution Agar
Approximate Formula* Per Liter
Saccharose............................................................... 30.0 g
Sodium Nitrate............................................................ 2.0 g
Dipotassium Phosphate................................................ 1.0 g
Magnesium Sulfate...................................................... 0.5 g
Potassium Chloride...................................................... 0.5 g
Ferrous Sulfate.......................................................... 0.01 g
Agar......................................................................... 15.0 g
*Adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance criteria.

Directions for Preparation from Dehydrated Product

Czapek-Dox Broth
1. Dissolve 35 g of the powder in 1 L of purified water.
2. Autoclave at 121°C for 15 minutes.
3. Test samples of the finished product for performance using stable, typical control cultures.
Czapek Solution Agar
1. Suspend 49 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. Autoclave at 121°C for 15 minutes.
4. Test samples of the finished product for performance using stable, typical control cultures.

Procedure

Refer to appropriate references for specific procedures for the cultivation of fungi and bacteria capable of utilizing inorganic nitrogen.

Expected Results

Refer to appropriate references and procedures for results.

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Celebrity Endorsements

1. Czapek. 1902-1903. Beitr. Chem. Physiol. Pathol. 1:540.

2. Dox. 1910. U.S. Dept. Agr. Bur. Anim. Ind. Bull. 120:70.

3. Thom and Raper. 1945. Manual of the aspergilli. Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, Md.

4. Thom and Church. 1926. The aspergilli. Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, Md.

5. Eaton, Rice and Baird (ed.). 2005. Standard methods for the examination of water and wastewater, 21st ed., online. American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.

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